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Ongoing Events / Puppy Socials

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Puppy Socials and Special Playgroups

Every Monday

“In Tune Puppy Playgroup, 5:15 p.m., Pet Food Express, 1902 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell. Drop in sessions, please register for first session only at InTuneDogTraining.com. Bring: Healthy puppy, 1 week past first DHPP, first deworming, and 1st Canine Flu. Bordetella, fecal test, Rabies scheduled, if not done already. Collar (no slip, metal, or shock collars), leash (no flexi-leads), treats, vax records, and $10 cash. For more information contact Nancy@InTuneDogTraining.com or visit InTuneDogTraining.com

Every Tuesday  – recommended for puppies!

P.E.T.S. (Puppy Environmental Training Socials)”, 10am (shy or first-time pups), 11am (“tweeners”), and noon (more active pups), Pet Food Express, 1902 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell. Got Fun? We do! PETS is a new type of social. During this one-hour puppy social your puppy will be exposed to multiple new and different sights, sounds and surfaces. You and your puppy will be able to interact with and explore this changing environment under the watchful eyes of Professional Dog Trainers. This is a safe place where your puppy can build its confidence in approaching new and unfamiliar situations. You will be encouraged to work with your puppy and help your puppy learn and enhance the bond between you both. Your puppy will be able to socialized with other puppies and will be able to refine their play skills, their social skills and bite inhibition. We will be working with you and will explain the canine behaviors and communications you are seeing. Please bring a variety of treats to reinforce your puppies learning. Also, for safety please have your puppy wearing a flat collar and leash, any other management tool will need to be removed during play. Requirements: Your puppy must be under 18 weeks of age or currently enrolled in Puppy 1 class when they attend their first social, then they can continue to come as long as they remain friendly and social. Bring proof of vaccinations with you to your first social. There must be an adult 18 years or older present at all times. Cost: $10 each (Cash, Credit/Debit, or Check). Walk-ins welcome, but to make sure you have a spot, please RSVP. For more information contact Sarah Kevin, Paws 4 Life Dog Training, Paws4Lifedt@gmail.com or 408-858-0880 (cell).

Every Tuesday – Recommended for puppies!

“PuppyGarten” 5:30-6:30 PM, Pet Food Express, 1768 Miramonte Avenue, Mountain View. “Our PuppyGarten is specifically designed to provide your puppy the enrichment and socialization he/she requires with other puppies. Enrichment means exposure to novel objects, noises, textures, sounds, etc. in combination with healthy play and learning basic behaviors. PuppyGarten provides you and your puppy an introduction to the real world. The puppies will learn behaviors such as sit, down, stay, leave it, take it, recall, look and much more. We will discuss the challenging puppy behaviors such as mouthing, jumping up, potty training and body handling. We use the least invasive and force-free training methods available to us to help create a safe environment for your puppy and to make training a lot of fun.” Vaccination requirements: Proof of one DHPP vaccine. Sign up for 1, 3, 6 or 10 classes. Price: 1 Class: $45, 3 Classes: $111, etc. For more information see SmithDog.training/classes.

Every Tuesday

“In Tune Puppy Playgroup”, 4:30 p.m., Adobe Animal Hospital South Bay, 15965 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos. Drop in sessions, please register for first session only at InTuneDogTraining.com. Bring: Healthy puppy, 1 week past first DHPP, first deworming, and 1st Canine Flu. Bordetella, fecal test, Rabies scheduled, if not done already. Collar (no slip, metal, or shock collars), leash (no flexi-leads), treats, vax records, and $10 cash. Puppies must be 20 weeks or younger at first playgroup. Puppy Playgroups provide a safe environment to socialize your new puppy during the first 20 weeks – that critical socialization window. Your puppy will play with other puppies to help improve his social skills, learn to control their biting, and gain confidence. Your puppy will also be exposed to people wearing things (masks, hats), people with moving objects (vacuum, broom), noises (baby crying, sirens) and much more. All sessions are closely monitored by qualified trainers to ensure your puppy has a positive experience. For more information contact Nancy@InTuneDogTraining.com or visit InTuneDogTraining.com

Every Tuesday

“Puppy Social,” 7-8pm, K9 Scrub Club, 1734 Church Street, San Francisco. Nothing’s more adorable than a puppy…and nothing’s more important than giving them every opportunity to socialize, learn proper behaviors and let off some steam! If you have a puppy under 6 months old, then scroll down and register your pup at one of our upcoming socials in San Francisco or Marin. We’ll provide a clean, safe space for your puppy to get together with other pups and learn the basics of how to interact and play nicely. Even better, our puppy socials are completely free! Each social offers something new and important to your puppy’s learning and growth. Topics include, safety tips for puppy-proofing your home, puppy nutrition, introducing the right toys at the right time and many more. You’ll leave with some great information, resources & tips that you can take with you and practice at home. Advance registration is required. For more information see k9scrubclub.com.

Every Tuesday

“PHS Puppy Playgroup,” 6:15-7:15pm, Center for Compassion, 1450 Rollins Rd., Burlingame. A class for pups under 6 months who very much need socialization to build a good foundation for the future. Class provides off-leash, supervised playtime to teach puppies how to play with other dogs. Pups need not, but can be enrolled in either Puppy Preschool or Puppy Kindergarten at the same time as this class. Drop-ins welcome, but please arrive 10 minutes early to register. For more information see phs-spca.org.

Every Wednesday – recommended for puppies!

P.E.T.S. (Puppy Environmental Training Socials)”, 5:30pm (shy or first time pups), 6:30pm (“tweeners” – less shy, not so active); Sweet Doggies, 1800 De La Cruz Blvd, Santa Clara. Got Fun? We do! PETS is a new type of social. During this one-hour puppy social your puppy will be exposed to multiple new and different sights, sounds and surfaces. You and your puppy will be able to interact with and explore this changing environment under the watchful eyes of Professional Dog Trainers. This is a safe place where your puppy can build its confidence in approaching new and unfamiliar situations. You will be encouraged to work with your puppy and help your puppy learn and enhance the bond between you both. Your puppy will be able to socialized with other puppies and will be able to refine their play skills, their social skills and bite inhibition. We will be working with you and will explain the canine behaviors and communications you are seeing. Please bring a variety of treats to reinforce your puppies learning. Also, for safety please have your puppy wearing a flat collar and leash, any other management tool will need to be removed during play. Requirements: Your puppy must be under 18 weeks of age or currently enrolled in Puppy 1 class when they attend their first social, then they can continue to come as long as they remain friendly and social. Bring proof of vaccinations with you to your first social. There must be an adult 18 years or older present at all times. Cost: $10 each (Cash, Credit/Debit, or Check). Walk-ins welcome, but to make sure you have a spot, please RSVP. For more information contact Sarah Kevin, Paws 4 Life Dog Training, Paws4Lifedt@gmail.com or 408-858-0880 (cell).

Every Wednesday

“In Tune Puppy Social,” 5:15pm, Pet Food Express, 5148 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose. Drop in sessions, please register for first session only at InTuneDogTraining.com. Bring: Healthy puppy, 1 week past first DHPP, first deworming, and 1st Canine Flu. Bordetella, fecal test, Rabies scheduled, if not done already. Collar (no slip, metal, or shock collars), leash (no flexi-leads), treats, vax records, and $10 cash. Puppies must be 20 weeks or younger at first playgroup. Puppy Playgroups provide a safe environment to socialize your new puppy during the first 20 weeks – that critical socialization window. Your puppy will play with other puppies to help improve his social skills, learn to control their biting, and gain confidence. Your puppy will also be exposed to people wearing things (masks, hats), people with moving objects (vacuum, broom), noises (baby crying, sirens) and much more. All sessions are closely monitored by qualified trainers to ensure your puppy has a positive experience. For more information contact Nancy@InTuneDogTraining.com or visit InTuneDogTraining.com

Every Wednesday (and Friday)  (with few exceptions – see website)

Adolescent Playgroup,” 6:15 – 7:15 pm, SFSPCA, 243 Alabama Street, Training Annex or Training Loft. We offer one of the only older-puppy indoor supervised playgroup options in San Francisco.  If your pup has aged out of Puppy Playgroup but still wants to work on play skills in a safe, sanitary environment supervised by professional trainers, join us on Wednesdays and Fridays!  Adolescent Playgroup spots are available by pre-registration.  Please register using the links below for future dates. For more information see SFSPCA.

Every Thursday  – recommended for puppies!

P.E.T.S. (Puppy Environmental Training Socials)”, 5:30pm (shy or first time pups), 6:30pm (“tweeners”) and 7:30pm (more active pups), Pet Food Express, 1902 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell. Got Fun? We do! PETS is a new type of social. During this one-hour puppy social your puppy will be exposed to multiple new and different sights, sounds and surfaces. You and your puppy will be able to interact with and explore this changing environment under the watchful eyes of Professional Dog Trainers. This is a safe place where your puppy can build its confidence in approaching new and unfamiliar situations. You will be encouraged to work with your puppy and help your puppy learn and enhance the bond between you both. Your puppy will be able to socialized with other puppies and will be able to refine their play skills, their social skills and bite inhibition. We will be working with you and will explain the canine behaviors and communications you are seeing. Please bring a variety of treats to reinforce your puppies learning. Also, for safety please have your puppy wearing a flat collar and leash, any other management tool will need to be removed during play. Requirements: Your puppy must be under 18 weeks of age or currently enrolled in Puppy 1 class when they attend their first social, then they can continue to come as long as they remain friendly and social. Bring proof of vaccinations with you to your first social. There must be an adult 18 years or older present at all times. Cost: $10 each (Cash, Credit/Debit, or Check). Walk-ins welcome, but to make sure you have a spot, please RSVP. For more information contact Sarah Kevin, Paws 4 Life Dog Training, Paws4Lifedt@gmail.com or 408-858-0880 (cell).

Every Friday – Recommended for puppies!

HSSV Puppy Socials,” 7-7:45 p.m., Humane Society Silicon Valley Training Room, 901 Ames Ave., Milpitas. In a trainer-supervised setting, puppies learn important play skills and bite inhibition and are exposed to environmental stimulus to help build confidence, assist in development and prevent fearful behavior in adulthood. Friday nights is designed for more playful, outgoing dogs – all puppies welcome. Attend on Sunday morning instead if your puppy is still a bit shy or fearful of new settings.  $10 cash at the door.

Every Friday (and Wednesday) (with few exceptions – see website)

Adolescent Playgroup,” 6:15 – 7:15 pm, SFSPCA, 243 Alabama Street, Training Annex or Training Loft. We offer one of the only older-puppy indoor supervised playgroup options in San Francisco.  If your pup has aged out of Puppy Playgroup but still wants to work on play skills in a safe, sanitary environment supervised by professional trainers, join us on Wednesdays and Fridays!  Adolescent Playgroup spots are available by pre-registration.  Please register using the links below for future dates. For more information see SFSPCA.

Every Friday – Recommended for puppies!

“Sirius Puppy Social,” 6:30 PM (active), 7:30 PM (shy), Branham Plaza, 4442-B Pearl Avenue (at Branham), San Jose. Pups must be 12 to 18 weeks of age when they attend their first social (The upper age limit for starting the socials is 18 weeks, however, if they keep coming regularly and stay social, they can attend the rest of their lives). Bring shot records with you to your first social. Pups must have age-appropriate vaccines. Flat collar only (no metal or slip collars). No flexi-leashes. Guardian 18 years or older MUST accompany dog throughout the social. Bring yummy treats for your pup. Space may be limited. When room is full, social will be closed to any other pups who may show up. Trainer reserves the right to excuse any pup from social for any reason. Walk-in fee is $10 per dog. For more information contact Eleanor Stewart at 408 750-6750 or eleanor_stewart@yahoo.com.

Every Friday

“Small Dog Social,” 6:30-7:30 PM, SF Puppy Prep, 251 Sixth Street San Francisco. Let your little ones play, and get their yah yah’s out while you sip some wine, kick back, and share housetraining tips. Exclusively for small dogs (under 25 lbs) and their parents. Wine and cheese for adult humans, treats for the dogs. It’s indoors, it’s safe, and most of all… it’s silly! SF Puppy Prep class or daycare attendees: $10 per dog; all others: $15 per dog. For more information contact SF Puppy Prep at 415-618-0828 or info@sfpuppyprep.com.

Every Friday

“Yappy Hour,” 7-7:30, PetCo Unleashed, 1155 Lincoln Ave., San Jose. Join us for an hour full of socializing and fun! We’ll serve refreshments for people and pets. It’s the perfect occasion to mingle with other pets and their parents! For more information call 408-292-1405.

Every Friday

“Puppy Happy Hour,” 7:30-8:30 PM, SF Puppy Prep, 251 Sixth Street San Francisco. Mingle with other new puppy parents while your puppy learns how to make new friends! Wine and cheese for adult humans, treats for the dogs. Remember, a tired puppy is a happy parent! SF Puppy Prep class or daycare attendees: $10 per dog; all others: $15 per dog. For more information contact SF Puppy Prep at 415-618-0828 or info@sfpuppyprep.com.

Two Saturdays a Month

“Free Dog Training Class,” Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Ave, front lawn. We offer a twice-monthly basic obedience classes for adopters of OAS dogs, adopters of dogs from a shelter or rescue group, and OAS volunteers working with OAS dogs. Dogs must be 6 months or older and be spayed or neutered. You need a city of Oakland dog license for your dog if you are an Oakland resident. We have a limit of 15 dogs or fewer and classes run for about an hour. The classes are free, though we do appreciate donations. Dogs must have a regular flat collar, and you must bring a regular 4 to 6 foot leash. These group classes are perfect for learning basic obedience in a social setting—these classes are for adolescent (6 months +) and adult dogs with no prior training. This class will reinforce good behaviors while extinguishing unwanted ones. Learn and review basic obedience. Important social skills will also be introduced. For more information and to book a training session, see http://oaklandanimalservices.org/educate/dog-training-classes/

First Saturday of every month

“Happy Tails’ Puppy Playtime Social,” 1-2 PM, Happy Tails/Canine Corral, 2045 Woodard Road, San Jose. Canine Corral Dog Daycare in conjunction with Happy Tails to You Dog Training now offer a Puppy Playtime Social every first Saturday of the month. Come to our spacious daycare and have your puppy socialize with other puppies and their owners in a safe, clean, climate controlled environment. Puppies must be younger than 6 months of age and be current with their vaccinations. Dawna Caldwell, CPDT of Happy Tails to You Dog Training will be overseeing the event. She will be assessing your puppy’s play style, body language, and energy level. We will use this information to help your puppy develop appropriate play and social skills, with both dogs as well as people. For more information see the happytailstoyoudogtraining.com.

Every Saturday – Recommended for puppies!

“Downtown Dogs’ Puppy Social“, 10-10:45 AM, Downtown Dogs, 734 S. First St., San Jose. Bring your puppy to this fun play date where they will learn how to socialize and interact with other dogs and humans. Our trained staff will monitor play so puppies will learn how to play with one another. You can talk to other puppy owners about the rewards and challenges of puppyhood, as well as share useful training tips. This event is designed for young pups who are 10-24 weeks (6 months) old. Pups must begin attending prior to 20 weeks (5 months) of age. Puppies can continue past 24 weeks and join our adolescent group. Please bring many small tasty treats and proof of current vaccinations (DHLPP, Bordetella and Rabies) – Puppies under 20 weeks can attend without Bordetella or Rabies vaccines. The fee for this event is $10. Please Note: Due to safety concerns, we do not allow children under 13 years at any of our socialization events. To register contact Sydney@downtowndogs.com.

Every Saturday – Recommended for puppies!

“In Tune Puppy Social,” 9am, Pet Food Express, 5148 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose. Drop in sessions. Bring: Healthy puppy at least 2 weeks pass their first vax, vax records, collar (no metal or slip), treats, 6 foot leash, and $10 cash. Puppies must be under 20 weeks, and have their baby canine teeth in their mouth when they attend their first social. On-time arrival is necessary and required to avoid disruptions. Puppy playgroups provide a safe environment to socialize your new puppy during the first 20 weeks – that critical socialization window. Your puppy will play with other puppies to help improve his social skills, learn to control their biting, and gain confidence. Your puppy will also be exposed to people wearing things (masks, hats), people with moving objects (vacuum, broom), noises (baby crying, sirens) and much more. All sessions are closely monitored by qualified trainers to ensure your puppy has a positive experience. For more information contact Nancy@InTuneDogTraining.com or 408-373-1393. For more information see http://www.intunedogtraining.com/#!calendar/c1ewb

Every Saturday

“Puppy social”, 10:15-11:15 AM, Jeffrey’s Natural Pet Foods, 1841 Powell Street, San Francisco. For more information call (415) 402-0342.

Every Saturday – Recommended for puppies!

“Puppy Play Group,” 10-11 am, CZ Dog Training, 866 Kaynyne Ave./St., Redwood City. The 10 AM play group is for pups 11 weeks of age (an exception may be made for pups < 11 weeks if cleared by a veterinarian) to 6 months of age (or older for smaller/shy pups). Proof of vaccinations appropriate for age are required the first visit and have a minimum of 2 rounds of vaccinations for Distemper and Parvo. The class drop-in fee is $10. For more information contact Cerena Zutis at goodgooddog@peoplepc.com or 650-574-9246.

Every Saturday – Recommended for older puppies!

“Adolescent Play Group,” 11 AM-noon, CZ Dog Training, 866 Kaynyne Ave./St., Redwood City. This is an 11 AM play group for pups older than 5.5 months and adolescent dogs. However, I need to be familiar with the pups or screen newcomers to this group before allowing them to participate. If you are interested in the 11 AM class, please email me the details about your dog, i.e. age, breed, sex, prior classes and play experience. Again, vaccinations appropriate for age are required and the drop-in fee is $10. For more information contact Cerena Zutis atgoodgooddog@peoplepc.com or 650-574-9246.

Every Saturday – Recommended for puppies!

“Pup Star Puppy Social,” 9:00 a.m., Pet Food Express, 5148 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose. “Our puppy socials provide a safe environment to socialize your new puppy during the first 16 weeks – that critical socialization window. Your puppy will play with other puppies to help improve his social skills, learn to control his biting, and gain confidence. All sessions are closely monitored by qualified trainers to give your puppy the most positive experience possible. Walk-in fee per dog: $20. For more information see PupStarDogTraining.com.

Every Saturday – Recommended for puppies!

“Puppy and Small Dog Social Hour,” 10:15-11:15 AM, Livermore Country Pet Hospital, 2110 Greenville Rd. Livermore. One hour of supervised puppy play time, command practice with distractions, question and answer time with the trainer and other socialization exercises. Class is drop in, no need to pre-register. Cost is $10/week, payable at class. Class is weather dependent. Please call 925-371-8142 after 8am to check if the social is cancelled. Puppies aged 9 weeks-20 weeks are welcome to attend. Additionally, any puppy who has attended Perfect Puppies with Tell a Tail Dog Training in the past 3 months is welcome to attend regardless of age. Non aggressive small dogs under 20 pounds of any age are welcome as well. Socials will be held at Livermore Country Pet Hospital in the outdoor fenced in area. This area is locked when not in use and access to this area is restricted only to dogs in training classes who have provided proof of vaccinations. For more information contact TellATail.com.

Every Saturday

“Dog Day Mornings – all sizes,” 9:30-10:30am, PHS Coyote Point Shelter, 12 Airport Blvd., San Mateo. Dogs romp and play off-leash in a supervised atmosphere every Saturday morning, rain or shine. All dogs must be current on their vaccinations, have attended a basic obedience class and all dogs 6 months and older must be altered. Pre-registration is required, no drop-ins. For more information see phs-spca.org or call 650/340-7022 x 184.

Every Saturday

“Dog Day Mornings – small dogs,”10:30-11:30am, PHS Coyote Point Shelter, 12 Airport Blvd., San Mateo. Dogs romp and play off-leash in a supervised atmosphere every Saturday morning, rain or shine. All dogs must be current on their vaccinations, have attended a basic obedience class and all dogs 6 months and older must be altered. Pre-registration is required, no drop-ins. For more information see phs-spca.org or call 650/340-7022 x 184.

Every Saturday

“Wag Hotels Free Puppy Social,” 11am – 12pm, Wag Hotels, 1025 Hansen Way, Redwood City. Early socialization will help build your puppy’s confidence around new people, places, objects and sounds. This FREE puppy social hour is designed to provide puppies 8-16 weeks in age the opportunity to socialize in a safe and clean environment in the presence of a trainer. Topics during this social hour will include how dogs learn, the importance of socializing a puppy, house training, and crate training. This social is ongoing and you can start at anytime. RSVP required by calling 1-888-924-5463. Puppies must have been dewormed and have their first set of DHPP vaccinations done at least 7 days prior to class. Visit WagHotels.com for more information!

Every Saturday

“Wag Hotels Free Puppy Social,” 11am – 12pm, Wag Hotels, 25 14th Street, San Francisco. Early socialization will help build your puppy’s confidence around new people, places, objects and sounds. This FREE puppy social hour is designed to provide puppies 8-16 weeks in age the opportunity to socialize in a safe and clean environment in the presence of a trainer. Topics during this social hour will include how dogs learn, the importance of socializing a puppy, house training, and crate training. This social is ongoing and you can start at anytime. RSVP required by calling 1-888-924-5463.Puppies must have been dewormed and have their first set of DHPP vaccinations done at least 7 days prior to class. Visit WagHotels.com for more information!

Every Saturday

“Wag Hotels Free Puppy Social,” 11am – 12pm, Wag Hotels, 39 4th St., Oakland. Early socialization will help build your puppy’s confidence around new people, places, objects and sounds. This FREE puppy social hour is designed to provide puppies 8-16 weeks in age the opportunity to socialize in a safe and clean environment in the presence of a trainer. Topics during this social hour will include how dogs learn, the importance of socializing a puppy, house training, and crate training. This social is ongoing and you can start at anytime. RSVP required by calling 1-888-924-5463. Puppies must have been dewormed and have their first set of DHPP vaccinations done at least 7 days prior to class. Visit WagHotels.com for more information!

Every Saturday

“Puppy Social Hours,” 10 AM, The Rex Center, 1040 Palmetto Ave Pacifica. Puppies, up to 6 months old, will meet new dogs of all kinds, sizes, and temperaments; run, play, sniff and wrestle for some great exercise; develop social skills with not only other pets, but friendly people who will be equipped with treats and praise. Give your puppy the best start in life though important socialization – the key to getting an easygoing, friendly adult dog you can take everywhere. For more information see http://therexcenter.com/dog-training/puppy-socials.htm

Every Saturday

“Dog Day Mornings” at the Peninsula Humane Society. Socialize your dog with others. Large dogs 9:30-10:30 am, small dogs 10:30-11:30 am every Saturday. Call (650) 340-7022, ext. 784 for more information.

Every Saturday

“Puppy Playskills Drop-in Sessions,” 10:30 AM, in Aptos. Pups with one set of shots (and instructor approval) are welcome. Adolescent dogs and adults may participate at the instructor’s discretion. Four prepaid sessions are $40 or $15 per session. For more information contact Lori Katz of Kindred Spirit at (831) 685-DOGS (3647) or Lorikatz@aol.com orwww.DogTrainNow.com.

Every Saturday

“Puppy Yappy Hour” 10:30 – 11:30am, Titan’s Kingdom – Daycare & Resort, 1512 Fulton Place, Fremont. This important socialization experience is designed for pups (1 year or younger) so they will learn the skills to socialize and interact with other dogs and people.  Come join us and give your pup the best chance at becoming a friendly and social dog. Requirement: Please bring many small tasty treats and proof of vaccinations (Bordatella and 2nd series of DHPP). $5 per pup. For more information contact titan@titanskingdom.com or (510)353-1367.

Every Saturday

Puppy Socialization Preschool,” 6:30 PM, Santa Cruz area. For puppies up to 5 months old. Puppy Preschool helps people make the most of that important time with early imprinting, socialization and training your puppy to be a well mannered, and acceptable dog in today’s society. For more information contact Sandi Pensinger of Living With Dogs atwww.LivingWithDogs.us or 831-476-9065.

Every Saturday

“Pints and Pooches – Puppy Drop-In,” noon, Planet Pooch, 113 S Linden Ave, South San Francisco.”You know what it’s like to have a puppy – chewed-up furniture, crate training, puddles everywhere, and so much ENERGY! Give your puppy a chance to play and learn important social skills at our Puppy Drop-In series! In our off-leash playgroup, your dog will meet plenty of energetic puppies and learn the basics of dog socialization, while you enjoy coffee and mimosas – and the company of your fellow puppy parents! We will have a trainer supervising the dogs and answering all your questions, too. Drop-Ins are open to all puppies 2-6 months of age. Just like the name says, all you have to do is show up! Each session is $15 (cash/check only). For more information and requirements see Meetup.com.

Some Saturdays

Puppy Play Time Meetup,” noon, Dog Town, 540 Bryant Street, Palo Alto. If you just got a puppy and want to start off on the right foot come on in to Dog Town in Palo Alto! Take advantage of this opportunity to introduce your pup to other puppies and watch them romp around and play! These play groups will be supervised by a professional dog trainer. Teri Aslett with Legendary Teri’s Dog Training & Pet Care is ready to make sure your pup has a good experience making new friends. While your puppy is playing, you can pick up useful potty training tips and get some answers to many other training questions. You will be given a handout containing valuable information about the critical periods in a puppies life and how much of an impact they make on the way your pup will behave as an adult. This meetup is for puppies 20 weeks and under. Puppies must have had their first round of shots a minimum of 5 days prior to the meetup. Please bring shot records from your vet and $10 in cash to participate in puppy play. For more information see http://www.meetup.com/Palo-Alto-Puppy-Play-Time/calendar/krxhpynmbxb/. Email Teri to be notified about playgroups as they are scheduled.

Every Saturday ?

“Free Puppy Playtime,” 2-3pm, PetCo, 500 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose. “This 30-minute session provides puppies ages 8 weeks to six months a safe and fun environment to learn social skills. Build a lifetime bond with your puppy while learning about puppy play and social development from a Petco Positive Dog Trainer.” For more information call 408 866-7387.

Every Sunday – Recommended for puppies!

HSSV Puppy Socials,” 11-11:45 a.m., Humane Society Silicon Valley Training Room, 901 Ames Ave., Milpitas. In a trainer-supervised setting, puppies learn important play skills and bite inhibition and are exposed to environmental stimulus to help build confidence, assist in development and prevent fearful behavior in adulthood. Sunday morning is designed for puppies who are still a bit shy or fearful of new settings; attend on Friday evening if your puppy is more playful and outgoing with strangers. $10 cash at the door.

Every Sunday

“In Tune Puppy Playgroup”, 1:00 p.m., Adobe Animal Hospital South Bay, 15965 Los Gatos Blvd. Suite 100, Los Gatos. Drop-in sessions; please register for first session only at InTuneDogTraining.com/Playgroup. Puppies must be 20 weeks or younger at first playgroup. Puppy Playgroups provide a safe environment to socialize your new puppy during the first 20 weeks – that critical socialization window. Your puppy will play with other puppies to help improve his social skills, learn to control their biting, and gain confidence. Your puppy will also be exposed to people wearing things (masks, hats), people with moving objects (vacuum, broom), noises (baby crying, sirens) and much more. All sessions are closely monitored by qualified trainers to ensure your puppy has a positive experience. Bring your healthy puppy who is at least one week past first DHPP and first deworming, and current on vaccinations including Bordetella vaccine. Collar (no slip, metal, or shock collars), leash (no flexi-leads), treats, vax records, and $10 cash. For more information contact Nancy@InTuneDogTraining.com or 408-373-1393. For more information visit InTuneDogTraining.com/Group.

Every Sunday – Recommended for puppies!

Puppy Social,”11 AM, HSSV Training Room, 901 Ames, Milpitas. Humane Society Silicon Valley Presents Puppy Socials – Where there’s a party for every puppy! Trainer-supervised, one hour socials, where your puppy will learn important play skills and bite inhibition that they can take with them. For more information see http://www.hssv.org.

Every Sunday – Recommended for puppies!

“Puppy Socials” 10:30-11:15 AM, Pet Food Express, 1768 Miramonte Avenue, Mountain View. “Supervised playtime with an instructor. Puppies learn great boundaries and play with dogs of all sizes, ages and breed. Puppy socials help them grow into a confident puppy ready to enter teenagehood. ​Our puppy socials are specifically designed to provide your puppy the enrichment and socialization he/she requires with other puppies. These socials are held at the store in a clean and sanitized space. The socials are supervised and we provide education about dog play and interactions. Our focus is to allow a healthy and safe play amongst puppies. ​We will focus on reinforcing good behaviors during the playtime and provide a positive environment and encounters with new people and other dogs. Proof of vaccination required. Costs: $15 cash. Vaccination requirements: Proof of one DHPP vaccine. For more information and to register in advance see SmithDog.training/socials.

Call to schedule

“Willow Glen Yappy Hour!”. Yappy Hour is a small dog social, where dogs come to play and socialize with each other while being monitored by two CPDT-KA certified professional dog trainers with years of experience training and running doggy playgroups. We’ve started and run playgroups at a number of local shelters for shelter dogs, and now we’re doing it for Willow Glen! We’ll pick up your dog from the Willow Glen area of San Jose, bring him to Yappy Hour! and return him home after 1 – 1.5 hours of fun playtime with other dog friends. We pair dogs for play based on play style and personality, making sure that every dog is enjoying themselves. So much more than a walk! The cost is $35. Call for more information & to schedule an evaluation: Marthina McClay 408-218-8332 or Lynn Brown at 408-218-8332.

Varied Dates

“HikeABull dog hikes,” various days and times, in the San Jose area. Hike with us and your dog will love you for it! Open to all breeds of dog. For more information see www.HikeABull.com.

Varied Dates

“Free Group Runs for Dogs and their Owners”, date, time and location varies, in Santa Cruz County. A fun, social and active group for all fitness levels – from beginning runners to seasoned veterans! Come join us on the various trails throughout Santa Cruz county to get fit with your dog. Meet other runners who like to exercise with their favorite furry friend! I started my dog running business – See Spot Run – in Santa Cruz back in 2008. Now I’m looking to gather runners and dog owners alike to join me on some of the beautiful trials in our area. Running with the pack is a great way to get fit, tire out your dog, and meet other wonderful people in the Santa Cruz area! So sign up, and lets hit the ground running! For more information contact See Spot Run at 831-297-2122, sierra@seespotrunadventures.com or see www.seespotrunadventures.com.

Varied Dates

“Bay Area German Shepherds Meetup,” various times and locations. This Meet Up group was started so that German Shepherds could play, exercise and socialize with their own kind. Meetups are held all around the South Bay Area and vary from hikes, beach trips, parks, training classes and anything else we can think of. It is an opportunity to meet other German Shepherd owners, share experiences and knowledge while giving the German Shepherds the opportunity to play, exercise and socialize with other German Shepherds. We must ensure that the members of our Meetup group are safe, therefore, everyone must keep their Shepherds up to date with all vaccinations and only join the pack if there is no history of uncontrollable aggressive behavior. For more information see http://www.meetup.com/Bayareagermanshepherds/

Every Day

“Nightly Dog Walk,” Willow Glen High School, 2001 Cottle Ave., San Jose.

Every Day

“Annie’s Blankets,” various sites in the Santa Cruz area. The mission of Annie’sBlankets is to provide comfort to lost and injured companion animals and to promote public awareness regarding the needs of homeless and ailing pets. Bring your clean blankets, old or new, to your local Annie’sBlankets site. Look for the Annie’sBlankets barrel. Annie’sBlankets will collect the blankets and towels and distribute them to various shelters, veterinary clinics and animal hospitals. We use a rotating donation system so we can provide comfortable bedding to homeless and ailing pets all over the Central Coast and Bay Area. See www.anniesblankets.org.

Every Day

Use Dogpile for all your websearch needs and benefit the APSCA, or use GoodSearch and benefit the charity of your choice (including Humane Society Silicon Valley).

Every Day

“Free Kibble for Trivia,” It’s fun and helpful – you answer a trivia question about cats or dogs to donate. Feed hungry dogs, play Bow Wow Trivia. FreeKibble.com

Every Day

“Animeals Donations Accepted”, Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada St., Pleasanton. The Valley Humane Society operates a pet food pantry that provides regular free meals for dogs and cats of seniors and low-income families. Donations of wet or dry dog and cat food are always accepted, even if opened or recently expired and can be dropped off during open hours at Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada St., Pleasanton. Pet-related items such as litter, treats, and toys are also needed. Pet food distribution takes places through partnerships with local food banks: Pleasanton: Valley Bible Church, first Thursdays monthly, 7106 Johnson Drive. Livermore: Tri-Valley Haven, third Wednesdays monthly, 3663 Pacific Ave. For more information see valleyhumane.org.

Every Day

“Drink wine to fight cancer in dogs,” Buy the Cru Vin Dogs‘ Golden Retriever Chardonnay to donate money to Morris Animal Foundation to research cancer treatments.

Every Day

“Drink wine and support the SPCA of Monterey County”. Cima Collina produces artisan wines from small Monterey vineyards. And now they have created a delicious wine that supports The SPCA! We’re howling with delight! Cima Collina’s Howlin’ Good Red is a tasty and appealing blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. 100% of the profits will go directly to the animals at The SPCA. For more information, please visit Cima Collina’s website at cimacollina.com.

Every Day

Martha Speaks website” – see pbskids.org/martha.

Right now

Humane Society Silicon Valley survey”. We are interested in learning more about our community’s preferences for pet-related services so we can ensure our Animal Community Center is the best place for people and their pets. Would you please take a moment to fill out our short online survey- just 6 questions. Also, please pass the link on to your friends, family, coworkers, and any other pet owners you know. Click here. Thank you!

Every Day

“Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Research”. Tufts is looking for subjects for a study of thyroid replacement therapy for canine behavior problems. This dog behavior study is looking for dogs that are aggressive to their owners and also have a thyroid problem. The double-blind study will focus on borderline cases, dogs that have normal thyroid levels but are in the bottom 20th percentile of the normal thyroid hormone level range. Half of these dogs will receive thyroid hormone supplements that will bring them to the upper part of the normal range and the other half will receive a placebo. The study will then assess if treating the thyroid problem decreases the aggressive behavior. The study lasts for 8 weeks. The first two weeks are a baseline phase when the owners count the number of aggressive episodes that occur per day and document them on a form. Then the dog’s aggressive behavior is monitored again for the next 6 weeks after dog gets the supplement. The participants can be from any part of the country and do not have to bring the dogs to Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic in order to participate. In order to qualify, a dog must be aggressive (growl, lift a lip, snarl or bite) to a human family member 4 – 5 times/week, and not be currently being treated for a thyroid condition. Please contact Nicole Cottam, Behavior Service Coordinator, at 508-887-4802 (nicole.cottam@tuft.edu) for more information.

Every Day

“Marin Humane Society seeks foster homes for animals in need – Take good care of our babies! The Marin Humane Society is currently looking for foster care volunteers who can “take good care of our babies” until they are ready to enter the MHS adoption program. Foster homes offer a temporary environment for animals to work on behavior issues or rehabilitate after injury or illness, and provide a safe place for kittens and puppies to grow. On average, more than 30% of adoption animals at MHS benefit from time in a foster home. Fostering is a wonderful way to experience the joy of caring for a companion animal without making a long-term commitment. Volunteers bear no out-of-pocket expenses. The Marin Humane Society furnishes all necessary supplies and provides routine and emergency veterinary care; foster parents supply the love. The Marin Humane Society is in need of a several types of foster homes, including: Behavior fosters – Behavior foster homes afford dogs the opportunity to get beyond a particular issue that would otherwise make it difficult for them to be adopted. Medical fosters – Medical foster homes are crucial for giving animals the time they need to heal away from the stress of a kennel. Whelping fosters – Whelping fosters provide care for dogs through their pregnancy. For more information about becoming a foster care volunteer, please call MHS foster care coordinator Samantha Pascoe at (415) 506-6235.

Right now

Take a survey on how to choose a new dog here.Flip playing in the snow

Every Day

Read about and donate to the Rabies Challenge Fund.

Every Day

Help the Humane Society Silicon Valley‘s fundraising and animal services efforts through Bright Light. Click here.

Every Day

“Free Clicks for Donation,” click for free at The Animal Rescue Site and Care2.com to help advertisers donate food to feed animals at the North Shore Animal League America or shelters funded by Fund for Animals. Click here and here (and then go on to donate to other environmental, medical, and social causes!). 

Every Day

“Get $10 to Spay/Neuter Your Pits and PitXs”, Peninsula Humane Society, 12 Airport Blvd. San Mateo. PHS/SPCA is offering free surgeries plus $10 cash back for owners of pit bull terriers or pit bull mixes who have their dogs altered at PHS/SPCA. To schedule a surgery, call 650 340-7025.

Every Day

The East Bay Pit Fix Program,” The East Bay SPCA offers FREE spay and neuter surgeries to pit bulls and pit bull mixes in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Appointments must be made for each dog you would like spayed or neutered and there can be up to a 4-6 week wait for an appointment. Surgeries are performed at the Oakland SPCA Spay & Neuter Center at 410 Hegenberger in Oakland or at the Tri-Valley SPCA Spay & Neuter Center at 4651 Gleason Dr. in Dublin. For more information call 1-877-4PIT-FIX or 510-639-7387.

Every day

Join the Nor Cal Canine Hikers Group (e-mail discussion list) to find out about hikes, walks and activities you can do with your dog in the greater Bay Area! Or join Dinghy Dogs for those who like to boat, kayak and canoe with their dogs.

Every day

“Donate your used books to MHS and help animals in need,” By participating in books sales throughout the year, the Marin Humane Society is able to turn your used books into much needed resources for the shelter animals. Please donate your books, DVDs, CDs and books on tape (in good condition and less than 10 years old), and make a difference in the life of an animal in need. Please call (415) 506-6232 for more information, or simply bring your donations to the shelter.

Ongoing

“Million Dog Search,” online. Million Dog Search is a nationwide campaigne aimed at increasing awareness for canine osteoarthritis. The goal is to screen one million dogs who could be needlessly suffering from osteoarthritis and urge owners to visit their veterinarian. Visit milliondogsearch.com and take the OA checklist to find out if your dog is at risk, then help one of ten pet charities move closer to winning up to $25, 000. For more information about canine osteoarthritis, visit TreatDogArthritis.com.

Every Monday

“In Tune Puppy Playgroup”, 5:15 p.m., Pet Food Express, 1902 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell. Drop-in sessions; please register for first session only at InTuneDogTraining.com/PlaygroupPuppies must be 20 weeks or younger at first playgroup. Puppy Playgroups provide a safe environment to socialize your new puppy during the first 20 weeks – that critical socialization window. Your puppy will play with other puppies to help improve his social skills, learn to control their biting, and gain confidence. Your puppy will also be exposed to people wearing things (masks, hats), people with moving objects (vacuum, broom), noises (baby crying, sirens) and much more. All sessions are closely monitored by qualified trainers to ensure your puppy has a positive experience. Bring your healthy puppy who is at least one week past first DHPP and first deworming, and current on vaccinations including Bordetella vaccine. Collar (no slip, metal, or shock collars), leash (no flexi-leads), treats, vax records, and $10 cash. For more information contact Nancy@InTuneDogTraining.com or 408-373-1393. For more information visit InTuneDogTraining.com/Group.

Every Monday

“Coached Practice Barn Hunt Runs, Instinct through Master level,” 4 – 8:30 p.m. 3600 Norfolk Rd., Fremont. For more information contact Cathy Leavitt at caninesportsdynamics@gmail.com

Every Monday

“Puppy Social,” 6 or 7 PM, The Rex Center, 1040 Palmetto Ave Pacifica. Calling all puppies up to 6 months old! It’s social hour with Jen Hultz (www.jenscaninesocialclub.com). Bring your puppy to meet dogs of all sizes, breeds, and temperaments and friendly people equipped with treats and praise. Puppies will run, play, sniff, wrestle, and receive affection from strangers, all of which is great for exercise, developing social skills, and learning to like people and other dogs. $10 per puppy. Mondays at 6pm and 7pm, time depends on age & vaccinations. Please RSVP at 650-738-8739 or info@therexcenter.com

Every Monday

“Dinner at Zazie,” 5:30-9:30 PM, Zazie Restaurant, 941 Cole St, San Francisco. On Monday nights, dog owners are allowed to bring their well-behaved pooches to the restaurant’s lovely, secluded patio. The canines are treated to a biscuit and fresh water, while their owners can enjoy Zazie’s California-French fare with a discounted bottle of Graeser’s “Ruff Red” Zinfandel for just $10. All lit up with white lights, the patio now has heat lamps to provide warmth on those chilly nights. It’s all really charming and cozy, especially with the family dog by your side. Reservations recommended: 415-564-5332.

Every Monday and Wednesday

“CCI Campus Tour,” 10 AM and 2 PM, Canine Companions for Independence, 2965 Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa. For groups of 10 or more, please call 707 763-9882. See www.cci.org for more information.

Every Tuesday

“PFE Carmel’s Pooch Parade,” 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Pet Food Express – Carmel, 300 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel. Join us for our weekly dog walks! It’s a great way to socialize your dog and meet new people. Each walk takes about 45-60 minutes, and upon our return, treat your dogs to water and free samples at our special “Dog-Walk Table”! During our parade, we will visit The Barnyard & The Crossroads. If you have any ideas for new routes, please let us know! All breeds and ages welcome, but please make sure your dogs are canine-compatible, and bring your own leashes. We will meet every Tuesday, 11:30 am in front of Pet Food Express – Carmel.

Every Tuesday

“Puppy Social,” 7-8pm, K9 Scrub Club, 1734 Church Street, San Francisco. Nothing’s more adorable than a puppy…and nothing’s more important than giving them every opportunity to socialize, learn proper behaviors and let off some steam! If you have a puppy under 6 months old, then scroll down and register your pup at one of our upcoming socials in San Francisco or Marin. We’ll provide a clean, safe space for your puppy to get together with other pups and learn the basics of how to interact and play nicely. Even better, our puppy socials are completely free! Each social offers something new and important to your puppy’s learning and growth. Topics include, safety tips for puppy-proofing your home, puppy nutrition, introducing the right toys at the right time and many more. You’ll leave with some great information, resources & tips that you can take with you and practice at home. Advance registration is required. For moreinformation see k9scrubclub.com.

Every Tuesday

“Small Dog Meet and Greets at Friditas, 6:30-8 PM, Friditas, 132 Hazelwood Drive, South San Francisco. Come one, come all to Friditas Small Dog Meet and Greets (Under 20 Pounds). Come have a glass of wine and hang out with the doggies! A social event for those of you who really care about socializing your little ones and meeting others. Best of all the event is free! For more information call 415-828-2997 or see friditas.com.

Every Tuesday

“Open Swim at the Rex Center,” 8-9pm, The Rex Center, 1040 Palmetto Ave Pacifica. For dogs who will swim by themselves – with the assistance of mom/dad throwing the ball or toy. Self-motivated dogs can be cleared to swim on their own after a minimum of one assisted swim to prove that the dog can swim and get in and out of the pool safely. Sessions are by appointment only. (Sorry, swimming is for dogs and coaches only—our insurance coverage, and San Mateo County health codes, will not permit owners to join their dogs in the pool.) For more information contact The Rex Center at 415.578.5735 or 650.738.8739 or info@therexcenter.com.

Every Tuesday

“Small Dog Off-Leash Park Meet-Ups in San Francisco,” 6:45-7:45 PM, Alamo Square Park, San Francisco. Strictly non-commercial. No reply necessary – just show up. Rain cancels, but we love fog and clouds. No selling or promoting of any kind is allowed. For more information contact ForTheDogs.net.

Every Tuesday

“Small Dog Off-Leash Park Meet-Ups in San Francisco,” 5:45 or 6 PM, Pine Lake Park (just west of Stern Grove), San Francisco. Strictly non-commercial. No reply necessary – just show up. Rain cancels, but we love fog and clouds. No selling or promoting of any kind is allowed. For more information contact ForTheDogs.net.

Every Tuesday

“Los Gatos Labrador Retreiver Meetup Tuesday Play Dates,” 4:30-6:00PM (or whenever it gets too dark!), Field behind church, 19100 Allendale Avenue, Saratoga. Doggy play day! Bring balls, toys, bubbles, etc. or anything your dog likes to play with. Please make sure you bring poop bags and clean up after your dog!! You might also want to bring a water bowl – you don’t need to bring water because there is a drinking fountain. Look forward to seeing you there! For more information see the Los Gatos Labrador Retreiver Meetup Group.

First Tuesday of each month

HSSV Companion Animal Loss Support Group,” 6:30-7:30 PM, Humane Society Silicon Valley, 901 Ames Avenue, Milipitas. Anyone who has experienced a loss or anticipates such a loss is invited to attend the HSSV Companion Animal Loss Support Group. The group helps grieving pet owners heal the pain by working through their feelings of loss, anger and depression. The meetings are held at the shelter on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 PM. You may attend an unlimited number of meetings and are encouraged to return to help others work through their grief even after your own needs are met. This service is provided at no fee for our community. Donations are welcomed to help provide necessary services for our animal guests here at the shelter. For more information contact Beth Ward at (408) 262-2133 x178 or beth.ward@hssv.org.

First Tuesday of every month

“Pet Loss Support Group,” 7:30 to 9:00pm, SF/SPCA, 243 Alabama St., San Francisco. A Pet Loss Support group for grieving pet owners takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. Grief counselor Dr. Betty Carmack moderates the group and resource booklets will be available at the meeting. It is free and no registration is necessary. For more information, call 415-554-3050.

First Tuesday of every month

“Pet Parenting Support,” 6:30 PM, Live Oak Senior Center, 1777 Capitola Road (near 17th Avenue), Santa Cruz. Welcome to the Tail-Wagging World of Dog Ownership! Starting shelter/rescued dogs out on the right paw in their new homes – coaching for their people. This free, drop-in group will coach you in training your newly adopted dog and helping you overcome some of their challenging behaviors and common problems. These sessions are for people, so please leave your dogs at home. Jumping up, barking, and pulling on the leash, etc. come naturally to dogs and we’re here to help you learn what to do. Reservations required: 831-475-1580. Sponsored by: Bed and Biscuits, Lori Katz of Kindred Spirits Dog Training, and the Santa Cruz SPCA.

First Tuesday of every month

“Chili’s Supports The SPCA for Monterey County,” 3:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Chili’s at1349 Canyon Del Rey, Seaside or 1940 N. Davis Road, Salinas. Visit Chili’s the first Tuesday of every month to support your SPCA! With each flyer presented, Chili’s will donate 10% of your total bill to The SPCA. This amazing offer is only valid the first Tuesday of the month from 3:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Chili’s in Seaside or Salinas, and you must bring this flyer with you.

First Tuesday of every month

“Barn Hunt Classes,” 4 OR 5:15 PM, San Mateo Feed and Pet Supply, 346 El Camino Real, Redwood City. Four-week beginning classes and practice runs Instinct through Masters. Classes restart every month, and then students move to the 30-minute practice runs. There is a 4:00 class and a 5:15 class. For more information contact Cathy Leavitt at caninesportsdynamics@gmail.com

Second Tuesday of (almost) every month

Leash Reactivity Support Group,” 7-8pm, SF/SPCA, 243 Alabama Street, Humane Education Classroom 2.Did you know that we offer a free gathering once a month for owners of leash-reactive dogs to share their stories, triumphs, frustrations and ideas? Leash reactivity is the #1 behavior issue among San Francisco dog owners, and we are here to help.  Join us on Tuesday – check out sfspca.org/LRSG for details.

 

Second Tuesday of every month

Open Office Hours with Dr. Sung,” 10:30am-noon, The San Francisco SPCA, 201 Alabama Street, San Francisco. Ask the expert – Open office hours with our Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Sung! Does your pet have some unusual, funny or even concerning behaviors you would like to understand better? Our animal behavior specialist is opening up her schedule to answer your questions! On the second Tuesday of each month from 10.30 am to 12 pm, Dr. Sung’s office doors are open for you to drop by with your question – free of charge. There is no reservations required – so please understand there may be a wait to speak to Dr. Sung. Time is limited to 10-15 minutes so have your questions ready!  Our location is in the SF SPCA veterinary hospital. This is a human only appointment – no need to bring your pet. Please note that if you consider your pet’s behavior an emergency, please call us at our regular number (415-554-3085) immediately for advice. The open office advice sessions are not a replacement for a full assessment or consultation.

Third Tuesday of every month

Pet Loss & Grief Support Group: When You Lose Your Beloved Companion,” 7- 8:30 PM, The Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society, 2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley. All of us know the enormous sadness of having our wonderful pets die. The feelings of grief, despair, and loss are sometimes overwhelming. The Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society is pleased to offer a new monthly grief support group to help you if you are suffering from the loss of a beloved pet. Please join us for helpful information and emotional support. There is no fixed fee. We do appreciate donations to help cover the costs of printed handouts. For more information, please call Roy at (510) 752-7757.

First Wednesday of each month

People ‘n Pets Mini Massages: An ongoing benefit for Pets Unlimited, 5-7 PM, Spa Solé, 2500 Clay Street, 2nd Floor @ Fillmore, San Francisco. Happy Hounds Massage and Spa Solé are combining their services to benefit Pets Unlimited, a non-profit shelter and hospital. Get a massage for yourself and your pup at the same time, in the same room! $1 per person and $1 per pet, per minute. Call now for your People ‘n Pets Mini Massage Session – 415-929-6886. And don’t forget to stop by Pets Unlimited and adopt a pet!

First Wednesday of each month

“Vaccination and Microchip Clinics,” 6-8 p.m. Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame. Low-cost clinics provide vaccinations for rabies, FVRCP and DHPP, as well as microchips — a permanent form of companion animal identification.. For more information see http://phs-spca.org/services/vaccination.html 650-340-7022, ext. 665.

Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month

“Grief Support Group,” 7 PM, 2701 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz. The group is based on the belief that grief needs to be shared in order for healing to happen. We are a story-telling and listening group. Contact theSanta Cruz SPCA at (831) 465-5000 for more information.

Every Wednesday

Puppy Social,” 7-8 PM, Oddstad School: 930 Oddstad Blvd., Pacifica. Puppy Socials are hour-long play sessions where puppies get to play with other puppies offleash in a supervised setting, for pups aged 10 weeks to 20 weeks. We’ll also have an older pup social coming soon! All puppies must be healthy and current on DHLPP vaccinations. RSVP Required. Contact us with your name and your pup’s name at 650-557-1583 or training@pacificapet.com.

Every Wednesday (and Friday)

Adolescent Playgroup,” 6:15 – 7:15 pm, SFSPCA, 243 Alabama Street, Training Annex or Training Loft. We offer one of the only older-puppy indoor supervised playgroup options in San Francisco.  If your pup has aged out of Puppy Playgroup but still wants to work on play skills in a safe, sanitary environment supervised by professional trainers, join us on Wednesdays and Fridays!  Adolescent Playgroup spots are available by pre-registration.  Please register using the links below for future dates. For more information see SFSPCA.

Every Wednesday

“Waggin’ Wednesday Dog Walk,” evenings, Downtown Campbell. Announcing Downtown Campbell’s “Waggin’ Wednesdays” Dog Walk! Waggin’ Wednesdays Downtown Campbell Dog Walk is an informal “just come down” event. Walk your dog Wednesday night, let the pooch sniff out some new dog pals!, all the while strolling around Downtown Campbell and enjoying an evening out! Waggin’ Wednesdays is Wednesday evenings. Come on down! Walk your dog here. For more information see http://www.downtowncampbell.com or contact Dana Smith at 408.374.5200 or smith000@ix.netcom.com.

Every Wednesday

“Low-Cost Spay/Neuter surgeries,” by appointment, SVACA, 3370 Thomas Rd., Santa Clara. Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority operates a low-cost spay and neuter clinic for residents of Campbell, Monte Sereno and Santa Clara. Cost is $30 per dog ($10 for cats). Other services offered include microchips, rabies vaccinations, DA2PP (FVRCP and FIV tests for cats), and heartworm tests. Schedule an appointment through 408 764-0344 or see the SVACA website for more information.

Every Wednesday

“Dog walk at Hester School,” 6:30 PM, meet at the Alameda and Lenzen at 6:30 for an hour (or so) walk around the neighborhood, you don’t even have to have a dog, just come walk. If you are interested, please meet Jessica and Duke there.

First Wednesday of every month

“Barn Hunt Classes,” 6-8pm, Living With Dogs, 8022 Soquel Ave., Aptos. Four-week beginning classes and practice runs Instinct – Masters. Classes restart every month, and then students move to the 30-minute practice runs. For more information contact Cathy Leavitt at caninesportsdynamics@gmail.com.

Second Wednesday of every month

“Pet Caregiver Support Group ,” 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7–8:30  PM, 907 Dell Ave., Campbell. SAGE offers a free Pet Caregiver Support Group to any one of our clients from SAGE’s four Bay Area locations. Our group facilitator is Aileen Snodgrass, a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and certified pet loss and bereavement counselor. She may be reached at (650) 931-8535 for more information or to RSVP. The group offers a safe place for individuals and families to express their feelings and talk about their experiences related to the care of a pet who is receiving ongoing treatment for any illness, or for those who have experienced the loss of a pet. This group takes an open discussion format, with no set program or agenda. Some find it helpful to attend every month, while others come just once. Each family’s journey with an ill pet is uniquely personal and all are supported. Caregivers are encouraged to attend, but we prefer that your pets stay at home while you attend our group. For more information see  https://www.sagecenters.com/support-grou

Third Wednesday of every month

“Pet Caregiver Support Group ,” 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7–8:30 PM,  934 Charter St, Redwood City. SAGE offers a free Pet Caregiver Support Group to any one of our clients from SAGE’s four Bay Area locations. Our group facilitator is Aileen Snodgrass, a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and certified pet loss and bereavement counselor. She may be reached at (650) 931-8535 for more information or to RSVP. The group offers a safe place for individuals and families to express their feelings and talk about their experiences related to the care of a pet who is receiving ongoing treatment for any illness, or for those who have experienced the loss of a pet. This group takes an open discussion format, with no set program or agenda. Some find it helpful to attend every month, while others come just once. Each family’s journey with an ill pet is uniquely personal and all are supported. Caregivers are encouraged to attend, but we prefer that your pets stay at home while you attend our group. For more information see https://www.sagecenters.com/support-group/

Every Thursday

“Bark in the Dark in Willow Glen,” 6:30 PM walk, meet at the Willow Glen Elem. School (corner of Minnesota and Lincoln), Willow Glen (San Jose). Join Society Dog for group evening dog walks in Willow Glen. Walk at 6:30 PM, followed by no-host social hour/appetizers at 7:30 PM. For more information see Societydog.com or call 408-671-3417.

Every Thursday

Puppy Socialization Preschool,” 6:30 PM, Santa Cruz area. For puppies up to 5 months old. Puppy Preschool helps people make the most of that important time with early imprinting, socialization and training your puppy to be a well mannered, and acceptable dog in today’s society. For more information contact Sandi Pensinger of Living With Dogs at www.LivingWithDogs.us or 831-476-9065.

Every Thursday

“Puppy Social” Bella & Daisy’s, 1750 Union Street, San Francisco. Join PupStart for a weekly puppy social, where your 9 – 16 week old puppy will meet other vaccinated puppies of the same age and equally important a variety of people! You’ll have fun and most importantly invaluable socialization and habituation for your puppy in a safe environment. We’ll help you get started with reinforcing a sit, suddenly settling during play, name recognition exercises and tips on a jump-free pup. For more information call (415) 440 7007.

Every Thursday

“Sienna Bistro Dog Night,” 1359 Lincoln Ave., San Jose. For more information call 408 271-0837.

First Thursday of every month

“Assistance Dog Institute Tours, 10 AM, 1215 Sebastopol Rd., Santa Rosa. For more information contact Jorjan or Cheryl at 707 545-3647, info@assistancedog.org, or see www.assistancedog.org.

Second Thursday of every month

“Pet Loss Support Group,” 7-8:30 PM, Peninsula Humane Society, San Mateo. When your companion animal dies, it’s natural to feel grief and sadness, even depression. Our free support group is designed to offer anyone grieving the death, loss or terminal illness of a beloved companion animal. Led by a professional counselor, our group meets the second Thursday of each month, from 7-8:30 pm. The group usually ranges in size from 6 to 12 participants. Some people come once or twice, others four or five times. For more information, please contact 650-340-7022, ext. 344 or lreynolds@phs-spca.org.

Second Thursday of every month

Golden Gate English Springer Spaniel Association meeting”, Walnut Creek.   “We meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at Marie Calendar’s in Walnut Creek.  If you would like to join us please contact Audrey Eng atgoldmtn_springers@yahoo.com for directions and meeting time.”

Third Thursday of every month

“Assistance Dog Institute Tours, 2 PM, 1215 Sebastopol Rd., Santa Rosa. For more information contact Jorjan or Cheryl at 707 545-3647, info@assistancedog.org, or see www.assistancedog.org.

Last Thursday of every month

FREE Behavior Lectures,” 7-9 PM, Pacifica Community Center – Portola Rm. (450 Crespi Dr.), Pacifica. People Understanding Pets will be giving free lectures on pet behavior. Trainer Loring Slivinski will be focusing on dealing with problem behaviors with reward-based training. There will also be time for questions at the end, and handouts will be provided. Lectures are open to anyone interested, though because of the venue, we have to ask that the attendees are human only, no dogs (sorry Fluffy!). PuP is a non-profit organization dedicated to “Improving the Lives of Pets and their People through Education”. No RSVP required, but if you are planning to attend please contact the trainer at 650-922-4274 or pup@sonic.net.

Every Friday

“Pets Around The Bay,” 7:20 PM, KPIX Channel 5 (Bay Area). Features Dr. Ian Dunbar on dog training, Dr. Erin Troy on pet health. Sponsored by Pet Food Express.

Every Friday – Recommended for puppies!

“Mountain Pups Puppy Social,” 10-11 AM, Wilson Veterinary Hospital, 24900 Highland Way, Los Gatos. For pups 8 to 24 weeks of age. “In this hour-long session pups will have ample opportunity to interact with each other and play together off-leash. In addition, instructors will supervise and make observations, as well as narrate the pup-play and lead discussions about understanding dog play. We will wind down at the end of each session with some relaxation exercises and a question and answer period. This is a drop-in class. You may attend as often as you like, but you must register before attending. $15 per session or prepay for 4 sessions and pay only $50. For more information contact Lisa White at (408) 857-0482 or Lisa@MountainPups.com.

Every Friday – Recommended for puppies!

“Sirius Puppy Social,” 6:30 PM (active), 7:30 PM (shy), Branham Plaza, 4442-B Pearl Avenue (at Branham), San Jose. Pups must be 12 to 18 weeks of age when they attend their first social (The upper age limit for starting the socials is 18 weeks, however, if they keep coming regularly and stay social, they can attend the rest of their lives). Bring shot records with you to your first social. Pups must have age-appropriate vaccines. Flat collar only (no metal or slip collars). No flexi-leashes. Guardian 18 years or older MUST accompany dog throughout the social. Bring yummy treats for your pup. Space may be limited. When room is full, social will be closed to any other pups who may show up. Trainer reserves the right to excuse any pup from social for any reason. Walk-in fee is $10 per dog. For more information contact Debby Knott at 408 972-2342 or HappyPuppy2@comcast.net.

Every Friday

“Small Dog Social,” 6:30-7:30 PM, SF Puppy Prep, 251 Sixth Street San Francisco. Let your little ones play, and get their yah yah’s out while you sip some wine, kick back, and share housetraining tips. Exclusively for small dogs (under 25 lbs) and their parents. Wine and cheese for adult humans, treats for the dogs. It’s indoors, it’s safe, and most of all… it’s silly! SF Puppy Prep class or daycare attendees: $10 per dog; all others: $15 per dog. For more information contact SF Puppy Prep at 415-618-0828 or info@sfpuppyprep.com.

Every Friday

“Puppy Happy Hour,” 7:30-8:30 PM, SF Puppy Prep, 251 Sixth Street San Francisco. Mingle with other new puppy parents while your puppy learns how to make new friends! Wine and cheese for adult humans, treats for the dogs. Remember, a tired puppy is a happy parent! SF Puppy Prep class or daycare attendees: $10 per dog; all others: $15 per dog. For more information contact SF Puppy Prep at 415-618-0828 or info@sfpuppyprep.com.

Every Friday

“Swimming Hours,” 1-7:30 PM, The Rex Center, 1040 Palmetto Ave Pacifica. Looking for a way to unwind at the end of a busy week? Why not relax by the pool with your dog on a Friday? The Rex Center is now offering new swimming hours on Fridays, from 1 pm to 7:30 pm. Call 650-738-8739 or email info@therexcenter.com to book your appointment today!

Every Friday

“Frenchie Friday”, 4-7 PM, Dolores Park, Dolores Street @ 19th Street, San Francisco. Every Friday afternoon/early evening, a gathering called “Frenchie Friday” happens in Dolores Park. It is a gathering of people and their French bulldogs. Dolores Park is in the Mission District of San Francisco. The Frenchy Friday group congregates in the center of the park, near the back side (Church Street) of the park.

Every Friday

“Yappy Hour!” 5-7:30 PM, Bella & Daisy’s, 1750 Union Street, San Francisco. Bring your dogs and enjoy wine and cheese with other pet lovers! Dress up Fido and throw on your cocktail attire! For more information call (415) 440 7007.

Every Friday (and Wednesday)

Adolescent Playgroup,” 6:15 – 7:15 pm, SFSPCA, 243 Alabama Street, Training Annex or Training Loft. We offer one of the only older-puppy indoor supervised playgroup options in San Francisco.  If your pup has aged out of Puppy Playgroup but still wants to work on play skills in a safe, sanitary environment supervised by professional trainers, join us on Wednesdays and Fridays!  Adolescent Playgroup spots are available by pre-registration.  Please register using the links below for future dates. For more information see SFSPCA.

Every Friday

“Agility Dogs,” 2 pm, Dog park in Vallejo. “Hi there anyone have a pasison for border collies or agilty dogs like i do? well if you have one or two i five we all can have a border collie meetup! i am a dog trainer myself and can give you somtips also for a troubled dog! Jus an outing for fun nothings profitable about it.” For more information contact Hanna From “Human” Training K9edu at (707)5525179 or inuyasha1965@yahoo.com or see http://k9education.webs.com

Every Friday (July 3rd through Labor Day)

“Yappy Hour,” 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Tails by the Lake – The Village at Squaw Valley. Every Friday from July 3rd through Labor Day weekend Tails by the Lake will host Yappy Hour at the Village at Squaw Valley USA from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Bring your dog out to the village and receive a free doggie ice cream sample from Tails by the Lake while you enjoy a little treat for yourself – a glass a wine with a donation to The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Pups will also receive a sample of doggie beer – yes, it’s beer for dogs! Store specials during Yappy Hour can help outfit your pup with a unique collar, dog house, yummy treat or cool toy. Mingle in the courtyard with canine critters and locals alike and then enjoy the live music, treats & wine from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Donations for wine benefit The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.  Free! For more information see www.tailsbythelake.com

Every Friday and Saturday

“CARE Dog Adoptions”, Fridays 7-9 PM, Saturdays 10:30 AM – 2 PM, CARE Adoption Center, Maple Leaf Shopping Center, 4190 Piper Dr. (at Saratoga), San Jose. Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) has dogs and puppies (and cats!) available for adoption every weekend. For more information and pictures and descriptions of available animals, see www.carepets.org or call 408-227-CARE.

Fourth Friday of Every Month

“Reiki Healing Circle,” 7-8:30 PM, The Rex Center, 1040 Palmetto Ave Pacifica. Join Reiki practitioners Angie Raspa and Cathy Rennie for an evening of healing energy. Share Reiki with your own animals and each other or take this opportunity to explore reiki before committing to a class. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. Bring a snack or beverage to share; tea/water is provided. FREE! Please RSVP at info@therexcenter.com or 650-738-8739. http://www.therexcenter.com/workshops/reiki1.htm

Every Saturday – Recommended for puppies!

“Downtown Dogs’ Puppy Social”, 9-10 AM, Downtown Dogs, 734 S. First St., San Jose. The Puppy Social Club allows young pups (ages 10 – 28 weeks) to socialize and learn appropriate play behavior, with dogs their own age. We also discuss training tips and answer questions regarding dog behavior. We would love for you and your pup to join us! Please register Please bring many small tasty treats and proof of current vaccinations (DHLPP and Rabies). There will be a fee of $5 for each event or you can purchase 5 events for $20. To register contact kelly@downtowndogs.com.

Every Saturday – Recommended for small dogs!

Toy Dog Social,” 10:15 AM- 12:15 PM, Downtown Dogs, 734 S. First St., San Jose. Join Downtown Dogs for a fun time with dogs that are 15 pounds and under). Meet with other toy dog owners to discuss some of the special concerns, training differences, and safety issues of toy dogs. We’ll devote a lot of our time to letting the little ones party and play with each other (with supervision). For more info contact Kelly Alves Helsing at info@downtowndogs.com or 408 287-2267.

Every Saturday – Recommended for puppies!

“Puppy Play Group,” 10-11 am, CZ Dog Training, 866 Kaynyne Ave./St., Redwood City. The 10 AM play group is for pups 11 weeks of age (an exception may be made for pups < 11 weeks if cleared by a veterinarian) to 6 months of age (or older for smaller/shy pups). Proof of vaccinations appropriate for age are required the first visit and have a minimum of 2 rounds of vaccinations for Distemper and Parvo. The class drop-in fee is $10. For more information contact Cerena Zutis at goodgooddog@peoplepc.com or 650-574-9246.

Every Saturday – Recommended for older puppies!

“Adolescent Play Group,” 11 AM-noon, CZ Dog Training, 866 Kaynyne Ave./St., Redwood City. This is an 11 AM play group for pups older than 5.5 months and adolescent dogs. However, I need to be familiar with the pups or screen newcomers to this group before allowing them to participate. If you are interested in the 11 AM class, please email me the details about your dog, i.e. age, breed, sex, prior classes and play experience. Again, vaccinations appropriate for age are required and the drop-in fee is $10. For more information contact Cerena Zutis at goodgooddog@peoplepc.com or 650-574-9246.

Every Saturday – Recommended for puppies!

“Puppy and Small Dog Social Hour,” 10:15-11:15 AM, Livermore Country Pet Hospital, 2110 Greenville Rd. Livermore. One hour of supervised puppy play time, command practice with distractions, question and answer time with the trainer and other socialization exercises. Class is drop in, no need to pre-register. Cost is $10/week, payable at class. Class is weather dependent. Please call 925-371-8142 after 8am to check if the social is cancelled. Puppies aged 9 weeks-20 weeks are welcome to attend. Additionally, any puppy who has attended Perfect Puppies with Tell a Tail Dog Training in the past 3 months is welcome to attend regardless of age. Non aggressive small dogs under 20 pounds of any age are welcome as well. Socials will be held at Livermore Country Pet Hospital in the outdoor fenced in area. This area is locked when not in use and access to this area is restricted only to dogs in training classes who have provided proof of vaccinations. For more information contact TellATail.com

Every Saturday

“Dog Day Mornings” at the Peninsula Humane Society. Socialize your dog with others. Large dogs 9:30-10:30 am, small dogs 10:30-11:30 am every Saturday. Call (650) 340-7022, ext. 784 for more information.

Every Saturday

“Puppy Playskills Drop-in Sessions,” 10:30 AM, in Aptos. Pups with one set of shots (and instructor approval) are welcome. Adolescent dogs and adults may participate at the instructor’s discretion. Four prepaid sessions are $40 or $15 per session. For more information contact Lori Katz of Kindred Spirit at (831) 685-DOGS (3647) or Lorikatz@aol.com or www.DogTrainNow.com.

Every Saturday

“Get free love at Love A Senior Saturday,” 12-3 PM, Muttville HQ, 255 Alabama St. (corner of 16th), San Francisco. We are incredibly excited to introduce you to the adorable mutts of Muttville!! Come check us out and meet our sweet mutts who are still looking for their forever homes. One might just be your next best friend! Drop by any time. And if there’s a adorable mutt on our website that has already snagged your attention, let us know you’re coming so we can make sure that particular cutie-pie is there to meet you! For more information email adoptions@muttville.org.

Every Saturday

“Puppy Yappy Hour” 10:30 – 11:30am, Titan’s Kingdom – Daycare & Resort, 1512 Fulton Place, Fremont. This important socialization experience is designed for pups (1 year or younger) so they will learn the skills to socialize and interact with other dogs and people.  Come join us and give your pup the best chance at becoming a friendly and social dog. Requirement: Please bring many small tasty treats and proof of vaccinations (Bordatella and 2nd series of DHPP). $5 per pup. For more information contact titan@titanskingdom.com or (510)353-1367.

Every Saturday

“Free Puppy Socials,” 11AM – 12PM, Wag Hotel, 25 14th St, San Francisco. Waggin’ Hour at Wag Hotels, every Saturday for puppies 8 – 16 weeks.  Help build your puppy’s confidence around new people, places, objects and sounds by allowing them to socialize in a safe and clean environment. For more information call 855 471-9303.

Every Saturday

“Walk-in Vaccinations/Microchipping”, 9-12 and 1-3pm, HSSV Medical Center, 901 Ames Ave, Milpita. Humane Society Silicon Valley offers vaccinations, deworming and microchipping services on a walk-in basis at its Medical Center. For fees and information, visit www.hssv.org or call 408-262-2133, ext. 108.

Every Saturday

Puppy Socialization Preschool,” 6:30 PM, Santa Cruz area. For puppies up to 5 months old. Puppy Preschool helps people make the most of that important time with early imprinting, socialization and training your puppy to be a well mannered, and acceptable dog in today’s society. For more information contact Sandi Pensinger of Living With Dogs at www.LivingWithDogs.us or 831-476-9065.

Every Saturday 

“Small Dog Meet and Greets at Friditas, 11 AM – 12:30 PM, Friditas, 132 Hazelwood Drive, South San Francisco. Come one, come all to Friditas Small Dog Meet and Greets (Under 20 Pounds). Come have a glass of wine and hang out with the doggies! A social event for those of you who really care about socializing your little ones and meeting others. Best of all the event is free! For more information call 415-828-2997 or see friditas.com.

Every Saturday

“Community Pup Runs,” 8 am, Location: Varies throughout Santa Cruz County. Run with the pack! Dogs and runners unite! Join Sierra with See Spot Run, and bring your pooch for a sixty-minute, out-and-back run at one of the many beautiful, dog-friendly locations in Santa Cruz County. Free to the public! Treats provided! All levels welcome. Fantastic exercise for high-energy or obese dogs. Great networking opportunity! Fun and social way to get in shape! For weekly run locations please visit our website at seespotrunadventures.com or contact Sierra at 831.297.2122 or sierra@seespotrunadventures.com

Every Saturday

Dog Talk Radio Show“, 8-9 AM, KHTS AM 1220. Co-hosts Nicole Wilde and Laura Bourhenne are professional dog trainers/behavior specialists. These friendly Fido-tamers share their expertise on everything from how to get your dog to pay attention to you, to how to get him to stop paying attention to that sandwich you left on your countertop! The show features tips and tricks you can use with your own dog, special guests, and doggie trivia contests with paw-sitively great prizes! And, you can always call in to ask questions about your own fur-kids. Best of all, the recommended training and behavior modification methods are gentle and humane. Click on “Listen Live Now” on the radio station’s website to listen in, or listen to archives at the DogTalk website.

Every Saturday

“Dachshund Gatherings”, 3-5 pm, Foster City Dog Park; 600 Foster City Blvd. (at Bounty Drive) Foster City. Bring your dachshund for fun and socialization! No fees. Dog park is off-leash & fenced. Benches, water, poop bags are provided. Grounds are high-end astro turf, no mud/dirt. Join us every Saturday. If you need directions, contact Caroline Chau at taipanchau@comcast.net. For more info and event listings, join our group online at groups.yahoo.com/group/SF_Bay_Dachshunds.

Every Saturday

“Concord Dachshund Get-together”, 3 PM, Concord Newhall Park, Ayers and Turtlecreek, Concord. Weekly play group for doxie and doxie mixes, weather permitting. For more information contact the CCC Dachshund Meetup Group.

Every Saturday

“Flyball practice”, 8:30-10:30, Evergreen College, 3095 Yerba Buena Rd., San Jose. Come watch the Flyball team “Pawdemonium” practice this great doggie sport!

Every Saturday

“Dolores Dogs’ Poop Scoop”, 9:00- 11am, Dolores Park – just West of the “Clubhouse”, San Franciso. Free coffee and donuts for all who volunteer to help clean up the park. For more information see the Dolores Dogs Website.

Every Saturday

“Free AKC Obedience, CGC & Rally Training Session, 9 am, location Santa Clara. K9 Training Lab hosts free training sessions almost every Saturday. To maintain a safe and friendly environment, we have a few prerequisites: Dog is current on vaccinations; Dog has previous training; Dog can sit/down, come when called & heel a bit; Dog is well socialized/not aggressive with other dogs and must be easily handled by a stranger; and handlers are willing to learn! For more information contact K9 Training Lab at toanew@yahoo.comwww.k9traininglab.com, or http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/K9TL/

Every Saturday

“Potty Training Seminar,” 1:30 PM, Tully Petco, 1960 Tully Rd, San Jose. Free seminars are an introduction to Petco’s dog training including basic information on nutrition, grooming and training lessons. For more information see petco.com.

Most Saturdays

“Pit Bull Basics Education Class,” 1-2:30 PM, various South Bay shelters. Who should attend: anyone curious about the breed, potential adopters or puppy buyers, recent adopters, anyone who deals with Pit Bulls on a regular basis. Cost: FREE. This class will introduce you to the Pit Bull breed and answer your tough questions. Do their jaws lock? Why are they in the news so much? Can I have other pets if I adopt a Pit Bull? I just adopted a Pit Bull, what do I need to know? This class is PEOPLE ONLY, so please leave your pup at home. Q&A session follows the presentation, so bring your questions! You will be given a list of educational resources at the end of class. Questions about this class? Want to host this class at your shelter? Email stephanie@ourpack.org.

First Saturday of every other month (odd numbered months)

“Small Dog Meetup,” 1:30 PM, Castro Valley Dog Park, Paradise Knoll St. , Castro Valley. All small dogs under 15 pounds are welcome. For more information call 510-357-1700, emailchihuahuameetup@yahoo.com, or see the website at groups.yahoo.com/group/chihuahuameetup/.

First Saturday of every month

“Happy Tails’ Puppy Playtime Social,” 1-2 PM, Happy Tails/Canine Corral, 2045 Woodard Road, San Jose. Canine Corral Dog Daycare in conjunction with Happy Tails to You Dog Training now offer a Puppy Playtime Social every first Saturday of the month. Come to our spacious daycare and have your puppy socialize with other puppies and their owners in a safe, clean, climate controlled environment. Puppies must be younger than 6 months of age and be current with their vaccinations. Dawna Caldwell, CPDT of Happy Tails to You Dog Training will be overseeing the event. She will be assessing your puppy’s play style, body language, and energy level. We will use this information to help your puppy develop appropriate play and social skills, with both dogs as well as people. For more information see the happytailstoyoudogtraining.com.

First Saturday of every month (May through October)

“Paws in the Park: Pet Awareness Day,” noon – 4 PM, Park Valencia, Santana Row, San Jose. Santana Row is pleased to announce the return of our second annual Pet Awareness Day, Paws in the Park, presented by Humane Society Silicon Valley! Paws in the Park is a free series of events for pets and pet lovers that will run the first Saturday of the month. Come by to learn how to adopt a pet from the Humane Society, as well as take part in educational and fun activities for you and your pet, such as agility contests and “pets on parade.” Pet-themed prizes will be provided by Orvis each week. For more information, contact the Santana Row Concierge at (408) 551-4611.

First Saturday of every month

“Santa Clara Pugs Meetup,” 10 AM, Watson Park 21st and Jackson San Jose. A meeting for pugs and their owners at 10:00 a.m. We have about 30 pugs who meet on a regular basis. Come join the fun! For more information contact Janet Harada of the Santa Clara Pug group at 408 254 2920 or janetjhar@yahoogrooups.com.

First Saturday of every month

“Saturday Doggie Happy Hours”, 4–8 PM, Doc’s Clock, 2575 Mission Street (between 21st and 22nd Street), San Francisco. Happy Hour is benefitting various dog rescues: From 4-8 PM, 50% of the bar and 100% of the proceeds from the silent auction will benefit rescue. For more information see docsclock.com.

First Saturday of every month

“Fort Funston Dog Walker’s Clean-up,” 9:30am, Fort Funston upper parking lot, San Francisco. Buckets/bags, coffee, prizes and doughnuts! For more information contact Fort Funston Dog Walkers at 415-468-1262, fortfunston@comcast.net or fortfunstondog.org.

First Saturday of every month

Pup N Pony Meet and Greet“, 10-11 AM, 11500 Skyline, Oakland. Does your pup need a one-on-one tutorial on trail etiquette around horses? Mosey on down to our monthly Pup and Pony Meet and Greet held on the first Saturday of each month (weather permitting*). If you are not sure how your dog is around horses, PLEASE come to this clinic and continue with other obedience training to make sure your dog will return to you when called, no matter what. Look for the Volunteer Mounted Patrol person with his or her horse at Dunn Trail parking lot area at 11500 Skyline Blvd. When you turn into the parking lot, the old, ranch-style Parks building will be to your left. The horse and rider should be at the far right end of the parking lot as you face the hills. Introduce your self to the horse trainer BEFORE taking your dog out of the car.For further information call Oakland Dog Owners Group at 465-0928, ext 2.

First Saturday of every month

“Pomeranian Playtime,” noon-3pm, Alameda Small Dogs Park, Alameda. Join Pomeranian dogs for a monthly playgroup. The Alameda Small Dog Park is located on Westline Drive in Alameda, next to the Tennis Courts. For more information contact Melissa at 510-676-3642 or massagesbymel@yahoo.com, or see the Bay Area Small Dogs group.

First Saturday of the Month

San Jose Pug Meetup,” 11 AM, Paws Mahal, 5444 Thornwood Drive, San Jose. Meet friendly Pugs and Pug Owners near you! Come to a local Pug Meetup to play with people and pugs of all shapes, sizes and breeds. Have your own dog show with those little pups you treat like family! This will be the very first Meetup for This San Jose Pug Meetup Group meeting at The Paws Mahal Doggie Day Care. We’ll use the time to get to know each other, talk about being Pug Owners, and discuss what we want out of our Meetups. Please RSVP as we will be bringing pizza and would like an idea how many to expect. Let us know what you would like from a meetup group. For more information see the meetup website.

First Saturday of every month

“Bay Area Beagle Meetup,” noon, Mountain View Dog Park, Mountain View. Bring your dogs to a beautiful park with separate areas for large and small breed dogs! For more information see the Bay Area Beagle Meetup Group.

First and Third Saturday of every month

“Carmel Dachshunds Walk,” 11 AM, meet at 8th & Scenic Dr., Carmel. Dachshunds and their owners meet at 11 AM and then start the walk at 11:30 down to the beach and back up. Carmel beach is off leash for dogs under control. For more information on the Dachshunds Walk contact Kim Edmundson at 831-625-6171 or kinedmundson@aol.com.

First and Third Saturday of every month

“Animal Adoptions,” noon-3pm, Pet Food Express, 1902 South Bascom Ave, Campbell. Adoptions from the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority. See SVACA.com.

First and Third Saturday of every month

“Dog Massage,” 3-7PM, Pet Food Express, 1152 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose. Dog Massage from Canine Therapeutics now available at Pet Food Express Campbell Location. Canine Therapeutics will be on site on 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month from 3pm. Walk-ins are welcome! For more information see k9therapeutics.com

Second Saturday of every month

Dachshund Meetup,” 3 PM, different locations – see the meetup site. We meet at the park for socialization. We walk in parades, host picnics, hold Dachshund Derby’s, costume contests, and ad hoc events. For more information, contact Elizabeth Runyan,
Santa Clara County Dachshund Organizer at 408-580-6003 or Kitten0721@aol.com.

Second Saturday of every month

“South Bay Chihuahua Meetup”, noon, Milpitas Dog Park at Ed Levin Country Park, Milpitas. A special little club for special little dogs… and their people. Chihuahua mixes also welcome! For more information seechihuahua.meetup.com/60/.

Second Saturday of every month

“San Francisco Dachshund Gathering,” 10:00am, Buena Vista Park, San Francisco. A monthly get-together at which scores of wriggling, happily barking wiener dogs play as their owners swap care tips and marvel over their antics. Meet at the top of Buena Vista Park, Buena Vista & Central. Contact Karey Tolentino at 415-771-8601 or dachshundsf@yahoo.com.

Second Saturday of every month

“Irish Wolfhound Fun Day & Beach walk.” Noon, Fort Funston parking lot, San Francisco.

Second Saturday of the Month

“San Francisco Corgi Meetup,” 1 PM, Pine Lake Park, Vale Ave & Crestlake Dr, San Francisco. . Come join us every second saturday. Plenty of parking in this grassy, spacious, and lovely park! Meet other corgi owners and corgis. For more information contact Karen H at spongecat613@gmail.com or see http://groups.yahoo.com/sfcorgi

Second Saturday of the Month

“West Contra Costa Chihuahua Meetup,” noon, location TBA. Meet friendly Chihuahuas and Chihuahua Owners near you! Come to a local Chihuahua Meetup to have your own dog show and talk breeding. Longcoat or smoothcoat, puppy or adult – all shapes, sizes and breeds of chihuahuas and people are welcome! “We just started this group for members on this side of the bay. I live in Pinole and there is a great small dog park in Pinole. We are close to Hercules, Richmond, Crockett, and Rodeo. I hope we can get people from a lot of different areas.” See the Meetup website for more information.

Second Saturday and Sunday of the Month

“Nike Rescue Pet Adoptions,”noon-4 PM, Happy Go Lucky Dog Boutique, Westfield Valley Fair (near valet parking), San Jose.
For more information contact Chris Concepcion at 408-313-2691 or Chris@happygoluckydogs.com.

Second Saturday each month

“Basset Hound Meetup,” 10am, Drigon Dog Park in Union City. BABH *Bay Area Basset Hound* Yahoo group meets the second Saturday of each month at 10am. All hounds and their hound-wanna-be siblings are welcome! For more information contact Gwen Dossey at 510-828-8787 or pengwen65@yahoo.com, or see http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/BABH/

Third Saturday of every month

Humane Society Silicon Valley Dog Adoption Fair,” noon-4 PM, Happy Go Lucky Dog Boutique, Westfield Valley Fair (near valet parking), San Jose. Come by this fabulous boutique and meet some of HSSV’s charming and loving canines. And, each month, there will be an event bonus feature! For example, August and September will feature microchipping. All adoptable dogs are Spayed/Neutered, Vaccinated, Microchipped, and Health and Behavior Tested. Come learn why HSSV is “the best place to adopt a pet”! To learn more about the monthly events, please visit www.HSSV.org or contact Chris Concepcion at 408-313-2691 or Chris@happygoluckydogs.com.

Third Saturday of every month

“Bulldog Day at The Park,” 1 PM, Las Palmas Dog Park, Sunnyvale. The dog park event is the third Saturday of every month. French and English Bullies are invited to play at the park! All bulldog owners are invited to join a bulldog day at the park the third Saturday of each month. The Las Palmas dog park is a gated dog park with a huge area for dogs and their owners. Please bring all your bullies each month (weather permitting of course)for a day of fun and a lot of bulldogs! For more information contact Michelle Moore, at myshell781@yahoo.com.

Third Saturday of every month

“English Bulldog Meetup”, 4 PM, San Francisco ( (join the Meetup group for exact location). “We are a group of Bulldog Lovers that meet up and have our bullies play with each other. That’s basically it. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people. Meet new dogs. Or just get a great idea of what it would be like to have a bulldog of your own.” For more information see the San Francisco English Bulldog Meetup Group.

Third Saturday of every month

“Boston Terrier Meetup,” 1 PM, San Francisco ( (join the Meetup group for exact location). “Meet fellow Boston Terriers and Boston Terrier Lovers near you! Come to a local Boston Terrier Meetup to play with black, brindle and seal Bostons, talk breeding and have fun. Have your own dog show with those little pups you treat like family!” For more information see the San Francisco Boston Terrier Meetup Group.

Third Saturday of every month

“Chihuahua Meetup,” noon, Danville (join the Meetup group for exact location). “Meet friendly Chihuahuas and Chihuahua Owners near you! Come join us and socialize. All small breeds and owners welcome. It’s a great experience for both.” For more information see the East Bay Chihuahua meetup group.

Third Saturday of every month

“Dachshund Meetup,” 2 PM in San Francisco (join the Meetup group for exact location). “Meet fellow Dachshunds and Dachshund Owners near you! Come to a local Dachshund Meetup to talk breeding and have your own dog show. Longhaired, Smooth or Wirehaired; miniature or full-sized, all breeds of Dachshunds and people are welcome!” For more information see the San Francisco Dachshund Meetup group.

Third Saturday of the Month

The Peninsula Chihuahua Meetup,” noon, Seal Point Dog Park, San Mateo. We’ll use the time to get to know each other, talk about being ChiChi Lovers, and discuss what we want out of our Meetups. The Seal Point Dog Park is located off of Hwy 101. You take the 3rd Avenue exit East and continue on E. 3rd until it turns into J. Hart Clinton Drive. The park is on the left. When you turn into the park there is a parking lot on the right near the fenced in dog park. We will be in the small doggie section (obviously!). For more information see the Meetup website.

Third Saturday of the Month

“Contra Costa English Bulldog Group MeetupUp,” 10 AM, Memorial Park Dog Run. “We are a small group of bully owners who live in the Contra Costa County area. Our bullies play with each other – it’s that simple! A great opportunity for your bully to meet other bullies and their owners. See you at the Meetup!” As like all other meets, it will be cancelled if it happens to rain. since it’s no fun for the bullies to be in the rain. For more information see the Meetup website.

Third Saturday of the Month

“San Francisco English Bulldog Group MeetupUp,” 4 PM, location TBA. “We are a group of Bulldog Lovers that meet up and have our bullies play with each other. That’s basically it. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people. Meet new dogs. Or just get a great idea of what it would be like to have a bulldog of your own.” For more information see the Meetup website.

Third Saturday of the Month

“The Peninsula Yorkshire Terrier Meetup,” 10:30 AM. “I hope the weather holds out for us! We will be outdoors at Shore Dogs park in Redwood Shores. Shoredogs park has grass and a tree, poop scoop bags, a picnic table and doggie water fountain. It sometimes get breezy, so bring a sweater.” For more information see MeetUp.com.

Third Saturday each month

“Basset Hound Meetup,” 10am, Morgan Hill Dog Park on Tennant. BABH *Bay Area Basset Hound* Yahoo group meets the third Saturday of each month at 10am. All hounds and their hound-wanna-be siblings are welcome! For more information contact Gwen Dossey at 510-828-8787 or pengwen65@yahoo.com, or see http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/BABH/.

Third Saturday each month

“Pet Ambassadors Club,” 1-2 PM, Alameda See Spot Run, 2510 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. This monthly pet education series for kids of all ages offers activities like teach how to be respectful with animals, how to read animal emotions, and making animal-themed crafts to take home. 510-523-7768, http://alamedaseespotrun.com

Fourth Saturday of every month

“German Shepherd Rescue Adoption Day,” 11am-2pm, Pet Food Express, Los Gatos Village Square, 15466 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos. German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California is dedicated to the rescue and welfare of German Shepherd Dogs. Our volunteers help foster and adopt dogs to willing homes — we hope you can assist us in our efforts. Our Adoption Day events give you an opportunity to see some of our dogs that are available for adoption and talk to our volunteers about the kind of dog that might fit into your lifestyle and household. For more information contact 1-866-SAVE-GSD or www.SAVEGSD.org.

Fourth Saturday of each month

“San Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup, 11:30 AM, Alta Plaza Park, Between Scott and Jackson Sts, San Francisco. “Please feel free to come to our monthly meetup on the 4th Saturday of each month”. For more information contact Daphne, Scotti and Yoda at (415)971-1885 or see the meetup website.

Last Saturday each month

“Basset Hound Meetup,” 10am, Fort Funston – San Francisco. BABH *Bay Area Basset Hound* Yahoo group meets the last Saturday of each month at 10am near the port-o-potty’s at the upper parking lot to take a leisurely stroll on the beach and back. Usually takes 2 hours, depending on how much the hounds stop to play!! All hounds and their hound-wanna-be siblings are welcome! For more information contact Gwen Dossey at 510-828-8787 or pengwen65@yahoo.com, or see http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/BABH/

Monthly

“Santa Clara County Dachshund Meetup Group,” various locations and dates. For more information see the meetup website.

Every Sunday – Recommended for puppies!

“Dog’s Life Puppy Socials” 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. (shy, smaller dog section available at 10:30). Held at A Dog’s Life, 1249 Birchwood Drive, Sunnyvale. Puppy Socials are a safe and supervised environment to help further your puppy’s social skills and bite inhibition during that critical up-to-18 week socialization window. Course prerequisites: Puppies must be under 18 weeks of age when attending their first social; Puppies must have proof of being 10 days past their initial vaccination for DHPP at their first attendance. Bordatella also recommended but not required; Guardian over 18 years of age must accompany puppy; $10 – per session drop-in charge. Payment goes to instructor. NO NEED TO REGISTER. On-time arrival is required to avoid disruptions. Space may be limited. Socials will be closed to latecomers and will be closed when room is full. Bring a few yummy treats for your pup and a non-spill water bottle. For safety of all dogs, please bring pup on flat collar (no metal or slip collars; harnesses must be removed during play). The puppy socials are intended as a safe place for friendly pups to socialize. Please note that this is not an environment to work on behavior issues. Socials are not necessarily appropriate for every dog and the trainers on duty are qualified to make that assessment if necessary. Trainers reserve the right to excuse any pup from social for any reason. Check our website for more details:http://www.dogslife.biz/classes_puppy.html#puppysocials

Every Sunday – Recommended for puppies!

Puppy Social,”11 AM, HSSV Training Room, 901 Ames, Milpitas. Humane Society Silicon Valley Presents Puppy Socials – Where there’s a party for every puppy! Trainer-supervised, one hour socials, where your puppy will learn important play skills and bite inhibition that they can take with them. For more information see http://www.hssv.org.

Every Sunday

“Woof, Walk & Yappy Hour!” 10:30am, Santa Cruz. Join us each week for a walk in Santa Cruz! Each week is a different locale and then we go to a dog-friendly restaurant for Yappy Hour. Our walks are adventures, many in places local dog owners didn’t know about! We walk for about an hour and a half and then go eat. Please email to get on the mailing list to find out about each week’s walk. More upcoming events will be happening such as whale watching, movies with your dog, music, etc! Contact Woofers & Walkers at 831.427.0350 or whitneywilde@sbcglobal.net.

Every Sunday

“Walk-in Vaccinations/Microchipping”, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m, HSSV Medical Center, 901 Ames Ave, Milpitas. Humane Society Silicon Valley offers vaccinations, deworming and microchipping services on a walk-in basis at its Medical Center. For fees and information, visit www.hssv.org or call 408-262-2133, ext. 108.

Every Sunday

“Potty Training seminar”, 2-2:30pm, Petco, Village Oaks, 5650 Cottle Rd #30, San Jose. Have a new puppy or an older dog going potty in the house? Join our FREE 30-minute seminar and learn great tips to help prevent accidents. Successful potty training can last a lifetime. For more information call 408 578-8592.

Every Sunday

“Puppy Play,” 2:30pm, Petco, Village Oaks, 5650 Cottle Rd #30, San Jose. This 30-minute session provides puppies ages 8 weeks to six months a safe and fun environment to learn social skills. Build a lifetime bond with your puppy while learning about puppy play and social development from a Petco Positive Dog Trainer. For more information call 408 578-8592.

Every Sunday

“Get free love at Love A Senior Sunday,” 12-3 PM, Muttville HQ, 255 Alabama St. (corner of 16th), San Francisco. We are incredibly excited to introduce you to the adorable mutts of Muttville!! Come check us out and meet our sweet mutts who are still looking for their forever homes. One might just be your next best friend! Drop by any time. And if there’s a adorable mutt on our website that has already snagged your attention, let us know you’re coming so we can make sure that particular cutie-pie is there to meet you! For more information email adoptions@muttville.org.

Every Sunday

“Small Dog Beach Walk,” 10 AM, Ocean Beach (San Francisco). Small dogs (under 20 lbs). No cost, no commercial intent, just fun and exercise. The Saturday walk is a loyal group. We’ve had up to 25 dogs even on rainy days; on a fair weather Saturday we have 50+ dogs and 75+ people. At Ocean Beach, we meet across from the Beach Chalet Restaurant on the beach close to the water. We walk north from there, because the legal off-leash area ends just south of there. There is plenty of parking, and the area is well served by MUNI. See our website atforthedogs.net and our Yahoo Group at groups.yahoo.com/group/SmallDogsSF/

Every Sunday

“Terrier Play Day,” 10:00 am – 2:30 pm, Manzanita Park, 17000 Castroville Blvd, Prunedale. Join us every week as we welcome all levels of working terriers, dachshunds and their people who want to have FUN with their earthdogs. Racing, Go-to-Ground, Agility, Conformation, Grooming & Pot Luck social picnic. Have a good time or prepare for trials. Run your dogs, Muzzles are required for racing and on sale at the event. Cost $10/dog, $2/person. Sponsored by Living with Dogs. Volunteers very welcome. For more information see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/terrier-play-day/ or call 831-476-9065.

Every Sunday (except major holidays)

“Pit Bull Training Class,” 10-11 AM, register for location. Who should attend: new owners/adopters, leash-reactive PBs, and anyone looking to hone their dog’s manners, esp. around other dogs. We help you strengthen the owner-dog bond, improve & maintain your dog’s leash manners, and work on leash reactivity issues. (Not sure if your dog is leash reactive? Check out our Leash Reactivity page). This is a drop-in class, so your dog is always exposed to new dogs. This is a GREAT way to desensitize him/her to other dogs on-leash and to teach your dog to focus on you despite the environment. For more information on this class, email info@ourpack.org.

Every Sunday (rain will cancel)

Dog Agility Course Open,” check the website for time (rain cancels), Wilson Vet Clinic parking lot, 24900 Highland Way, Los Gatos. Open training for 2 hours on an agility course in the Santa Cruz Mts off Summit Road, 15 mins from Los Gatos. Dog agility is a series of obstacles, such as jumps and tunnels, made into a course that the dogs work through. This form of dog play can be purely for fun or serious competition. If the handler has not done agility before then Kristin works them through equipment and some basics. Then they can practice what ever they like. Most come for fun and a few are into competing. There will be no training on Thanksgiving weekend and/or if it rains. Your dog must be in good health; age is not a factor; socially adjusted to people and dogs, and have mastered basic control commands. Beginners are welcome. Please come join us. Contact Kristina Irvin or just show up. Items to bring besides your dog – leash, treats, toy and enthusiasm. Fee to participate is as you feel; the money will go to more equipment. For more information see the website at lomaprietadogagility.com call Kristina Irvin at 408 353-5358 or 408-506-8670 or IN8RUNNER@aol.com.

Every Sunday

“San Francisco Dachshund Gathering,” 3-4:30 PM, Alta Plaza Park, San Francisco. Come socialize you dachshund with other dachshunds, get to know other dachshund owners and share tips. Park is located in Pacific Heights between Scott, Steiner, Clay and Jackson St. Parking available on the street. For more information contact Karey Tolentino at 415-771-8601 or dachshundsf@yahoo.com, or see Dachshund San Francisco website.

Every Sunday

“East Bay Dachshund Group,” 3:30-5 PM, Dublin Bray Commons Dog Park, Finnian Way, Dublin. Socialize your dachshund and get to know other dachshund owners. Share tips with one another. For more information contact Heidi Ertl at heidi_ertl@yahoo.com or 925-931-0451.

Every Sunday

“Small Dog Meet and Greets at Friditas, 11 AM – 12:30 PM, Friditas, 132 Hazelwood Drive, South San Francisco. Come one, come all to Friditas Small Dog Meet and Greets (Under 20 Pounds). Come have a glass of wine and hang out with the doggies! A social event for those of you who really care about socializing your little ones and meeting others. Best of all the event is free! For more information call 415-828-2997 or see
http://www.friditas.com/

Every Sunday

“Large Breed Puppies Playgroup,” noon – 2 PM, Alameda Small Dog Park, 8th and Portola, Alameda. A great place to socialize your pup while you meet new people who also have large puppies. We will move from the small dog playside to the large dog playside of the park as our pups grow. All pups must be 30lbs or less and completed vaccines. Join our group for other events, such as hikes, fostering opportunities and outings. For more information contact the Large Breed Puppies Playgroup at riannonkids@yahoo.com or see groups.yahoo.com/groups/largebreedpuppiesplaygroup.

Every Sunday

“Rose Garden Dog Walk,” 9:30 AM, San Jose Rose Garden, San Jose. Walks are 30-40 minutes at a brisk pace. Walks located in San Jose. This non profit walking and training club for individuals who wish to build a strong bond with their dog while meeting other dog enthusiasts. We promote responsible dog ownership by keeping our dogs on leash, asking others before allowing dogs to greet,and fulfilling our dogs through exercise and obedience training. A trained dog is a happy dog. New members are welcome. Please join this group for approval. Upon approval the start location of the walk will be emailed to you. No previous dog training experience is required. Just a smile and a wagging tail!

Every Sunday (Rain cancels)

“Castle Winery Dog Days,” 1-5 PM, Castle Winery, 122 W. Spain St., Sonoma. Bring yor friendly canine companion to frolic during “Yappy Hour while you “whine” on our outdoor patio. For more information call 707 996-1966 or see www.castlevineyards.com.

Every Sunday

“The Dam Dog Walk,” 8:45 am. This walk gets your dog moving in a migrating pack mode for exercise and mental health. Dogs on leash. Cost: $1 donation to Humane Society for Inland Mendocino County. For more information contact Sallie Palmer at 707-463-3647.

Every Sunday

“Potty Training Seminar,” 2 PM, Tully Petco, 1960 Tully Rd, San Jose. Free seminars are an intorduction to Petco’s dog training including basic information on nutrition, grooming and training lessons. For more information see petco.com.

First Sunday of every other month (even numbered months)

“Small Dog Meetup,” 1:30 PM, Castro Valley Dog Park, Paradise Knoll St. , Castro Valley. All small dogs under 15 pounds are welcome. For more information call 510-357-1700, emailchihuahuameetup@yahoo.com, or see the website at groups.yahoo.com/group/chihuahuameetup/.

First Sunday of every month

“Chat, Chuckle & Share – PPG Live Radio,” 9 AM (PST), online. A live show from the Pet Professional Guild that features great discussions & audience questions. Join us to chat, chuckle and share.First Sunday of Each Month at 12 Noon EST. For more information see http://www.petprofessionalguild.com/event-1939068

First Sunday of every month (July – October)

“Paws on the Monument,” 9:00 AM, Fort Ord National Monument. Join BirchBark Foundation and the Bureau of Land Management for a community dog walk on the Fort Ord National Monument. Park Ranger, Tammy Jakl will be on hand occasionally to answer questions and walk with us. We will meet at the Creekside Terrace Trailhead (just off Highway 68 near the intersection of Portola and Reservation Road).  The walk will loop through Fort Ord’s north-eastern border and there will be a 1, 2 or 3 mile option.  Mark your Calendars: July 1st, August 5th, September 2nd, October 7th. The first 20 walkers will receive their choice of a BirchBark Foundation portable pet food dish or BirchBark bandana for your pooch.  Don’t forget to start your WoofTrax when you walk! BirchBark will receive donations as our group of walkers grows. For more information see birchbarkfoundation.org.

First Sunday of every month

“South Bay Boston Club,” 1 PM, please view website for monthly location. Every first Sunday of the month a bunch of Boston Terrier owners and their pups gather together for a great social event. It is a great place to have fun with your dog, socialize with other Bostons and trade info/ideas with each other. We always meet at a dog park that is fenced and very safe for the dogs. For more information contact Brittney Norman at 408-439-4410 or brittneynorman@sbcglobal.net or see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southbayboston/.

First Sunday of every month

Pug Sunday,” 2:30pm, Alta Plaza Park (along Jackson Street between Scott Street and Steiner Street), San Francisco. Every first Sunday of the month, pug owners gather from far and wide to bring their magical dogs together for an afternoon of chaos and joy. See Pug Sunday Website or contact pugsunday@yahoo.com.

First Sunday of every month

Chihuahua Cha Cha Cha,” 12-noon, Randall Museum/Corona Heights Dog Run. Chihuahua Cha Cha is a monthly gathering of Chihuahuas and Chi mixes (we’re not snobs!) in San Francisco held on the first Sunday at noon at the Randall Museum Dog Run located on the corner of Roosevelt and Museum Way. For more information, contact: info@chihuahuachacha.com.

First Sunday of every month

“Yorkie Meetup,” 1 PM, San Francisco (join the Meetup group for exact location). The S.F. Yorkshire Terrier Meetup Group is a group dedicated to meeting other yorkies. We meet once a month for a day of yorkie sniffs! Join today and meet other yorkie lovers in your neighborhood. We hope to see you soon! See the San Francisco Yorkshire Terrier Meetup Group for more information.

First Sunday of every month

“Bay Area Maltese/Maltipoo Meetup Group,” 1:00 PM, Santa Clara Reed Street Dog Park, 880 Reed St. at Lafayette, Santa Clara (check each month for current location). This is a group for anyone positive with a great attitude and a love for their Little One. My Malteses have changed my life in such a positive way. That’s why I started the Maltese/Maltipoo Group to socialize and meet new Pals that share the same joy. We would like to share in funny stories, training tips, and just to have some Doggie Dog fun! There is a separate fenced area for small dogs and large dogs, so our pups will be able to run off-leash safely. We’re also going to try having topics each Meetup. For more information see the Meetup website.

First Sunday of the Month

“San Mateo Pug Meetup,” 3 PM, location TBA. Meet friendly Pugs and Pug Owners near you! Come to a local Pug Meetup to play with people and pugs of all shapes and sizes. Have your own dog show with those little pups you treat like family!We have changed the day for this meetup to 3:00pm on Sunday. Hope to see everyone there. See the Meetup website for more information.

First Sunday of the Month

“Miniature Pinscher Monthly Meetup,” 2 PM, City of Milpitas Dog Park at Ed Levin County Park, 3100 Calaveras Rd, Milpitas. The Santa Clara County Miniature Pinscher Meetup Group is for lovers, fans, parents, admirers, devotees, and slaves of Miniature Pinschers or Miniature Pinscher mixes. We also welcome other small breed dogs and parents to join our play group and meetups to get the most out of play time and socialization for our best little buddies! We have a monthly meeting/playtime at a local park in the Santa Clara County area. Generally, the meetups are on the second Sunday of the month at Milpitas Dog Park. It’s subject to change based on needs/wants of members and their schedules. Check the Calendar on our website. You do not need to live in the county but hope that if you’re out of area you’re able to attend the meetups. For more information contact Frances n Buddy (woof woof) at kennels@smrfcop.com or see the Santa Clara County Miniature Pinscher Meetup Group website.

Second Sunday of every month

“SVACA Adoption Event,” noon- 3:00 pm, Pet Food Express, 5148 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose. Every second Sunday of the month SVACA holds an offsite adoption event from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Pet Food Express in San Jose at 5148 Stevens Creek Blvd. For more information contact Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority at 408-764-0344 or staff@svaca.com.

Second Sunday of every month

“Boston Terrier Social,” 12:00 PM, Corona Heights Park, Museum Way & Roosevelt Avenue, San Francisco. Monthly social group for Boston Terriers and their people! This is a great location. The park has an enclosed dog area and great views of the city. You can’t see the dog area from the road. Park, walk in, it is just to your left. For more directions, pictures, and other information seehttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/sanfranciscobostonterriersocial/.

Second Sunday of every month

“Vaccination and Microchip Clinics,” 10 AM – noon. Marin Humane Society, Novato. Dog and cat vaccinations are $5 each and microchipping is $20 for dogs and $10 for cats (microchips are free for cats with paid vaccinations). Dogs must be on leash and cats in carriers. See the MHS website for more info.

Second Sunday of every month (’til September, and weather permitting)

“The Dublin Summer Fun Pug Meetup,” 11 AM, Bray Commons Park (Keegan St. and Finnian Way), Dublin. Come for some fun in the sun for pug lovers and their pugs! Just for the summer, there will be ice, misters, and a pool for the little guys to play in, so be sure to bring a towel (and sun block for yourself!). For more information contact the Dublin Pug Meetup at 925-829-2997 or dublinpugmeetup-owner@yahoogroups.com.

Second Sunday of every Month

“Nike Rescue Pet Adoptions,”noon-4 PM, Happy Go Lucky Dog Boutique, Westfield Valley Fair (near valet parking), San Jose.
For more information contact Chris Concepcion at 408-313-2691 or Chris@happygoluckydogs.com.

Second Sunday of every month

“Miniature Pinscher Monthly Meetup,” 10:30 AM, City of Milpitas Dog Park at Ed Levin County Park, 3100 Calaveras Rd, Milpitas. The Santa Clara County Miniature Pinscher Meetup Group is for lovers, fans, parents, admirers, devotees, and slaves of Miniature Pinschers or Miniature Pinscher mixes. We also welcome other small breed dogs and parents to join our play group and meetups to get the most out of play time and socialization for our best little buddies! We have a monthly meeting/playtime at a local park in the Santa Clara County area. Generally, the meetups are on the second Sunday of the month at Milpitas Dog Park. It’s subject to change based on needs/wants of members and their schedules. Check the CALENDAR on our website. You do not need to live in the county but hope that if you’re out of area you’re able to attend the meetups. For more information contact Frances n Buddy (woof woof) at buddy@smrfcop.com or see the Santa Clara County Miniature Pinscher Meetup Group website.

Second Sunday of every month

“Alameda Schnauzer Meetup,” 1 PM, Alameda Small Dog Park, Westline Dr., Alameda. Schnauzer owners and lovers from throughout the Bay Area meet at the Alameda Small Dog Park on the second Sunday of every month at 1:00 p.m. for the Alameda Schnauzer Meetup. Please register on schnauzer.meetup.com so we know you’re coming. The Alameda Small Dog Park is located on Westline Drive in Alameda. The Park is next to the Tennis Courts – see Alameda Small Dogs.

Third Sunday of the Month

“Pet Ambassadors Club,” 1-2 PM, See Spot Run, 2510 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. This monthly pet education series for kids of all ages offers activities like teach how to be respectful with animals, how to read animal emotions, and making animal-themed crafts to take home. For more information call 510-523-7768 or see http://alamedaseespotrun.com.

Third Sunday of every month

Pom Sunday,” 1 PM, Dolores Park (20th and Church Streets), San Francisco. This is a a monthly gathering of Pomeranians and they people they own. Everyone (and every dog) who loves Poms are welcome. Be sure to bring earplugs! Meet us at 1:00 pm right smack dab in the middle of San Francisco at the southwest corner of Dolores Park near the palm trees above the playground. You don’t have to have a Pom to come to Pom Sunday. All breeds are welcome as long as they can get along with Pomeranians – the biggest little dogs in the world! For more information contact sfpomsunday@yahoo.com.

Third Sunday of every month

“Novato Pug Play Day,” 10 AM-Noon, Hamilton Park Amphitheater, 700 Hamilton Parkway, Novato. Pug Play in the Park every third Sunday of every month. Start time is around 10:00 and ends around noon or so. Fresh water and shade is available. We have a great group of dogs that come – we are up to 40 Pugs strong! Novato Pug Sunday is lots of fun with Pug prize raffles and lots more. There is even a celebrity amongst us, that would be Yogi from Evening Magazine. Come join the fun! For more information contact Jett with the Novato Pug Sunday Group at 415-250-3069 or JCRain5006@comcast.net.

Third Sunday of every month

“Alameda Pug Sunday,” 11 AM – 2 PM, Alameda Small Dog Park, Westline Dr., Alameda. Pugs and their owners meet at the Alameda Small Dog Park. See Alameda Little Dogs or Alameda Small Dogs for more information. The Alameda Small Dog Park is located on Westline Drive in Alameda. The Park is next to the Tennis Courts.

Third Sunday of every month

“Santa Rosa Pug Play Day,” 10 AM-Noon (June-September) or 3 PM (October-May), DeTurk Round Barn dog park, 819 Donahue Street, Santa Rosa, Calif. If it’s too hot or rainy, group members meet the following Sunday. The De Turk Round Barn is a fenced in, leash-free dog park. The Novato Amphitheater Park is a two-acre expanse of lawn crowned by a large stone amphitheater. Fresh water and shade is available at both parks. Please, it is important members observe all park rules and regulations. For more information contact lhoward@sonic.net.

Fourth Sunday of every month

“Bulldog Sundays,” 1 to 4 PM, Alta Plaza Park (between Steiner, Jackson, Scott and Clay Streets in the Pacific Heights neighborhood), San Francisco. Bring a picnic, your friends & family, and most importantly your bulldog for some fun. We’ll be on the north side of the park facing Jackson Street. If you have any questions, need directions etc. please e-mail Mike, Shannon and Maddie Duffy at bulldogsundays@yahoo.com.

Fourth Sunday of every month

“Coton Play Date,”10:30 am – Noon, Hoover Park Dog Run, 2901 Cowper St., Palo Alto. A fun and active play date for all Coton de Tuelear breeds and Coton lovers in the SF & Peninsula area that’s held at the Palo Alto Hoover Park Dog Run. Occurs every fourth Sunday of the month; for 2009 play dates are: 6/28, 7/26, 8/23, 9/27, 10/25, 11/29, 12/27. Request to join this Yahoo! Group and you’ll get all of the great details: Coton Buddies SF Bay Area Yahoo! Group or contact 650-200-5870 or masami_2masami@yahoo.com.

Fourth Sunday of every month

“Dog Book Reading Club,” 2-4pm, HSSV, 901 Ames Ave., Milpitas. Do you love dogs? Want to learn more about their behavior, training, learning, body language, and using positive training methods? The Humane Society Silicon Valley Dog Book Reading Club meets from 2-4 p.m. fourth Sundays monthly to discuss a different book. Free. For more information call 408-262-2133 or see www.hssv.org.

Various dates

“Dog Hikes around Bay Area,” various dates, times and locations, mostly in the East Bay. We are a fun group of hikers with dogs that love to enjoy both passions at the same time. Grab your furry roommate and join us as we sniff out hound friendly trails, preferably off leash, throughout the Bay Area. Most of our hikes are in the East Bay, and are fairly easy. All dog lovers are welcome, even those who have the misfortune of living without pup at the moment. Your dog should be well-behaved, though you need not be. Some hikes are an easy stroll and others will send your heart monitor into the red zone. Hikers should be certain their fitness and the condition of their dog match the hike they sign up for. Our hikes will be kept small in nature. That policy is based on safety as much as park impact. We understand dog hiking involves slobber, poop bags, dusty or muddy pants, and the occasional skunk spray. Hikers should be both responsible with their pets and good humored in regards to the “pack” of the day. Grab your dog, come out and join us. We indulge in doggie gushing, dog tricks, photo ops, and the obvious game of “fetch.” For more information contact Ken McKee at hikersandhpounds@gmail.com or see http://www.meetup.com/Hikers-and-Hounds/

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The Bay Area Bichon Frise Meet Up,” Fremont. This Meet Up is for all the small dog owners especially Bichon Frise owners. If you have a friendly small dog with all the updated vaccinations, you are welcome to join our meet up! See you all soon! For more information contact Cindy Chan Ngan at 510-608-7633 or cindychanngan@yahoo.com or see the MeetUp group.

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For January, February, March and April events, see the January-April Events Page

For May, June, July and August events, see the May-August Events Page

For September, October, November and December events, see the September-December Events Page

 


Other Events listings can be found at PuppyWorksDogFriendly.comFetch The Paper (especially for North Bay events), In Circle PetsThe BarkDD’s Dog Training (obedience matches and workshops), Dogtivities, and the American Kennel Club. See also the specialty clubs, such as the Bay Area Siberian Husky Club, the Bay Area Rhodesian Ridgeback ClubBay Area King Charles Cavalier Spaniel ClubFriends of SF/ACC, and NorCal Boxer Rescue.

 

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